"Invasions of the Surreal Undergrowth"
( Italy Invades Spain. and the Americas)
Fausto Grossi [SPAIN]
Verity Combe [UK]
Anya Liftig [NYC]
Nina Boas [NETHERLANDS]
FAUSTO GROSSI [SPAIN]
at same time
is simpler and deeper that it looks
I am a clown in the circus of life
that is all
or all I can say in this circumstances
In any case for more information about my
search Fausto Grossi on line
since I have no website because I have nothing to sell
As PASTA FRESCA ITALIANA GROSSI S.L.
with my wife Victoria
you can visit
Fausto Grossi 01/10/2011
VERITY COMBE [UK]
Verity Combe makes performances with chalk, soil, honey & song that spotlight the dominant figures of surreal undergrowth. Evoking ecologies of emotion and experience she brings us into the exquisite activities of membership.
Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and she currently lives and works in New York and London.
ANYA LIFTIG [USA]
Anya Liftig is a nationally and internationally recognized performance artist. Her most recent work, The Anxiety of Influence, was an intervention into Marina Abramovic�s The Artist is Present retrospective at MOMA. Liftig dressed as the elder artist and sat across from her all day.
Liftig�s work has been featured at the TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, Chashama, Surreal Estate, Eyedrum, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Yale University, INCUBATEChicago, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Mess Hall, Joyce Soho and many other venues.
Her work has been published and written about in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Italia, Heeb, Mix Magazine, Next Magazine, Now and Then, Stay Thirsty, New York Magazine, Gothamist, Jezebel, Animal New York and many others. She is a graduate of Yale University and Georgia State University and has received grant and residency support from The Field, Vermont Studio Center, University of Antioquia, Casa Tres Patios-Medellin Colombia, and Flux Projects, Atlanta.
NINA BOAS [NETHERLANDS]
Sometimes a giant, and sometimes a very small girl. She draws big houses and puts her audience in small boxes, serves them tea from very big cups. Her world is a world where the archetypical construction relating to gender and class are not spoken about, but played with through video projections, live drawings, environmental reconstructions and theatrical expressions, and the audience forgets their parallels through laughter and then reflection
My work consist of layers, in the use of the mixed media, drawing, building installations, live constructions, performing, and playing with scale and creating a bond between reality and the imaginary world. These layers, developing from the performance are tools I use to express a story line which investigates, and actively pushes the audience to become a part of the work, raising the question of the �Here and Now�.
In many of my installations and performances I start an interaction. I use paper or daily object to interact with the audience on a large screen, which is being projected. I will use this as a settling point for the viewer, this is a visual recognition there for the audience has settled into a passive state. I will arrange simple elements such as a bucket, a string, and a umbrella in the space of the performance. These Object have a common use and are very recognizable to the audience. These simple actions represent not only the idea of action, but of object, and are a simple example of a perpetual evolution of a performance into an art piece.
GRACE EXHIBITION ON HIATUS UNTIL FEBRUARY
Grace Exhibition Space welcomes our Brooklyn community in December with events by Brooklyn College Performance + Media Department
and Occupy Grace Exhibition Space continues December 15-17 with the after-school arts programs of the Hispanic Family Services
RETURNING IN 2012:
LIVE ART FRIDAYS!
EVERY FRIDAY 8:30 - 11:00 PM
February 3 to May 25
We will have a full roster of local, national and international performance artists with a special focus on South America
THE GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE WORKSHOP SERIES
Grace Exhibition Space teaches the process behind creating and understanding performance art through a series of action- and exercise- based workshops. This educational series introduces performance art practices to all levels of participants. Within a group context, individual participants are guided through their own development and engagement with performance art, through a first-hand exploration of performance art techniques.
LECTURE SERIES : MEET THE ARTISTS + DISCUSSIONS IN PERFORMANCE ART
Local and visiting performance artists will give an introduction to their work, as well as provoking discussions around performance art
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006. Grace Exhibition Space, opened in 2006, is the only gallery in New York City devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging performance works by the current generation of international performance artists, 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.