EVALUATING THE CURRENT
INTRO TO OUR ARTISTS SERIES
Meet the Artists + Discussions in Performance Art
with NON GRATA GROUP
THIS EVENT ON TUESDAY! normally on Mondays
EVALUATIONS AND APPRAISALS
EVERY OTHER WEEK FEBRUARY 21 - MAY 21 7-9 PM
Guest and local artists will introduce their work, and engage in discussions around theory and practice in Contemporary Visual Performance/Performance Art
NON GRATA GROUP
NON GRATA is an International performance group with over 40 members from mostly from Estonia, but also from Quebec, Finland, Sweden, Germany, USA, France, Chile. The main characteristics of the members are ANONYMITY in group work, and intentional ignorance of local art worlds and mass media.
NON GRATA has performed in Asia, Europe, South and North America with street actions and long lasting ghetto marathons.
NON GRATA GROUP: For those whose art world starts at the point where the mainstream art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course which betrays us - it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, un-personality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place accordingly to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by group members. Aesthetic and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work.
THE INDUSTRIAL UNIT EVERY OTHER THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 - MAY 17
7-9 PM fee: $20
February 23 with Non Grata Group
Grace Exhibition Space teaches the process behind creating and understanding Performance Art through a series of action-based workshops. 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.
LIVE ART FRIDAYS!
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 - MAY 18
Doors 9:00 Performances 9:30-10:30 pm
Friday, February 24 Live Performance by NON GRATA GROUP
Our continuing series with the best in live Contemporary Visual Performances today!
Upcoming artists include: Marni Kotak, Rob Andrews, Jessica Hirst, Alice Vogler, Jason Robert Bell, Fernando Ribiero, Adam Rose, Jessica Hirst, Allison Wyper, Carlos Monroy, Essi Kausalainen and many many more . . .
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space is 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.
"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)