Rafael Sanchez [NYC]
Arianne Foks [FRANCE]
Gim Gwang Cheol [KOREA]
Gim Gwang Cheol
Gim Gwang Cheol and Arianne Foks both performed at Grace Space previously on Friday, October 7, 2011 . . .
Rafael Sanchez performed at Grace Exhibtion Space on Friday, April 1 of this year . . .
SP38 also has had a long career as an visual artist and performance artist. We first met him in Montreal at the 2006 Viva Festival for Performance Art. We've crossed paths many times since, and he is coming to us now from this year's Viva Festival. This is his premier event at Grace Exhibition Space
- welcome everyone!
RAFAEL SANCHEZ [NYC]
Rafael Sanchez, (b.Newark, New Jersey, 1978) is a performance artist who often takes his work to the streets and other unconventional spaces. In his performances, Sanchez frequently subjects his body to extreme stress and pain to materialize ideas of memory, spirituality and endurance. In deceivingly simple gestures and epic endurance feats, Sanchez uses his body to carry ideas about the performative conditions of daily life in the city and how it is inscribed with desire, pain, musical rhythms, absurdity and poetry. Sanchez demands that viewers make a �psycho-educational commitment to enhancing his or her own perception of reality.�Br> He is the recipient of the first annual 2008 Ida Applebroog Award at Exit Art, and he currently works as a teacher and counselor at a high school in Newark, New Jersey.Rafael Sanchez performance video:
Painter , placards-sticker, performer .
Born in France ( Normandy ) prisoner in Berlin since 1995 .
Paint like a Human Colour Copy Machine , uses only 4 colours (blue red yellow and blue ) 4 more simple messages , 4 more urban poetry in cities , 4 more anti-depressive spirit & movement .
Principal hobby : stick hand made placards in the streets .
� squatter les murs isol�s , les vitrines �teintes , le ciel ? �
Performance does not mean something , anymore � We just have to do it !
Several exhibitions , performances, street actions in many places & countries ( the world is everywhere �)
Particularity : Still does not speak German �
GIM GWANG CHEOL [KOREA]
PHYSICAL POWER PLANT : THE PAPER
Power never changes but the form changes. Form can change by time and place but the characteristics never change.
The artist relates power with language. Language is power, and language forms �Ron�, �Ron� forms civilization, civilization needs power from society. This work symbolizes language �(cut)� Human�s mouth has a weapon called language that produces absolute power.
Feel the paper is expressing never changing power. The individual creatures that exist inside cannot be ever free in that society.
ARIENNE FOKS [FRANCE]
Arianne Foks is interested in the presentation of the body as a medium, its relationship to architecture, domestic objects, and its power to engage us, the audience and the performer, in an emotional way through memory or by evocation. Her work questions desire, identity and physical or conceptual displacement. The shift of use of an object creates a shift in her identity. Her performances are a meeting between body and object, but naturally a meeting with the audience. Perhaps a love story? She collaborates with many sound and performance and dance artists from different parts of the world to enrich her experience and create exchanges.Arienne Foks:
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR ALL OF OUR FALL PROGRAM:
EVERY TUESDAY 7-9 PM
NEW! WORKSHOP/CLASS: MAKING FLUXUS ACTIONS!
*Special* Tuesday, October 11
workshop with French Performance Artist Arianne Foks!
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EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 9-11 PM $5 DONATION
LIVE PERFORMANCE ART SERIES
EVERY SATURDAY 6:30-8:30 PM
BARSIDE CHATS WITH GRACE SPACE at ZEBULON bar/cafe in Williamsburg Informal discussions about the Friday night performances, and performance art in general. We can also screen work, so if you have a piece you want to show/discuss/chat about, please bring
ZEBULON: 258 Wythe Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (between Metropolitan Ave & North 3rd St) link: www.zebuloncafeconcert.com/
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space, since 2006, is the only gallery in New York City devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We exhibit performance artists from around the world, whether emerging, mid career or established.
Being a Brooklyn loft, our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced, and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
�Grace Exhibition Space is the sole gallery in this city that shows specifically, in its most intentionally narrow definition, Performance Art.� Patricia Milder, The Brooklyn Rail (May, 2011)
�Through such intimate encounters between performance groups and their guests, they could follow in the spirit of Yoko Ono�s Chamber Street loft or the Surrealist soirees of Paris� - Warren Fry, The Brooklyn Rail (August, 2007)
VIDEO: Travis McCoy Fuller at Grace Exhibition Space. March, 2011 :