ITINERANT Performance Art Festival Presented by QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development
Jessica Bonenfant, Camila Caneque, Amy Finkbeiner,Carlos Gonzalez, Whitney V. Hunter, Rosalind Murray, Alex Nathanson and Dylan Neely, Negin Moss, Alaina Stamatis, Chris Udemezue, and Genevieve White. LuLu LoLo, MC.
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, under the direction of artist, Hector Canonge, is pleased to present ITINERANT, the annual contemporary performance art festival initiated in Queens in 2011. This year’s festival will constitute a citywide program to be presented in collaboration with galleries, artist-run spaces and public institutions in the five boroughs that make up the City of New York.
ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in contemporary performance art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will be presenting new and existing works that explore the program’s theme over a period of 5 weeks starting at the end of March.
ITINERANT in Brooklyn is presented at Grace Exhibition Space featuring the works of local, national, and international artists.
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for 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)
Grace Exhibition Space, since 2006, 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.
"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)