GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE is participating in the
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR at The Armory in Manhattan Lexington Ave & 25th St
Performances in Booth G104, the Lobby and Outside
PERFORMANCES at 68 LEXINGTON AVENUE at 25TH STREET!
Friday March 8
Booth G104: Alice Vogler 1-7 pm & Mideo Cruz 8-11 pm / Lobby: Whitney V Hunter 1-6 pm
Saturday March 9
Booth G104 Rob Andrews 1-5 pm & Ryan Hawk 5:30-7:50 pm / Lobby: Hector Canonge 3-7 pm / Outside: Matthew Silver 1- 4 pm
Sunday March 10
Booth G104: Glasshouse Project 1-7 pm / Lobby: Miao Jiaxin 1-5 pm / Outside: Matthew Silver 1-4 pm
ALICE VOGLER [BOSTON, MA] Friday 1:00 - 7:00 pm Booth G104
Alice Vogler (b. 1975) is a performance artist that lives, teaches and curates in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Some ongoing themes in her work include: choice, control, interaction, anticipation, time, healing, health, offerings, private, public, containment, remembering, preserving, and the color white.
Alice Vogler: www.choiceandcontrol.tumblr.com
WHITNEY V. HUNTER [Chicago/ NYC] Friday 1:00 - 7:00 pm Lobby
I am an artist who consistently questions the purpose and function of art. I have a genuine interest in hybrid forms and works that cross artistic boundaries. Working from a Shape (the rediscovery of perception) philosophy, I am engaged in creating live performance and mediated works based in the act of ritual as a medium of artistic expression towards the ignition of the imagination through contemplation.
My African American heritage, African diasporic identity, and spiritual beliefs provide a context for my work, and facilitate my role as an artistic medium. My performance works are ceremonial in nature and have an intention towards the construction of new tradition and rituals. My body is the object, material, and site utilized to physically explore and experiment with socio-cultural issues.
I am truly a seeker and a wanderer in constant search of my primal identity, and my contemporary art practice is with the effort towards exploring the transformative potential of art.
Whitney V. Hunter: www.whitneyhunter.com
ROB ANDREWS [NYC] Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm Booth G-104
Rob Andrews lives and works in Brooklyn. He has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art, Exit Art, Grace Exhibition Space, and is represented by English Kills Art Gallery. He recently enacted mass group feet cleanings in Union Square as part of Art in Odd Places, and in Bitola, Macedonia as part of the Exchange Radical Moments Live Art Festival on 11.11.11. He is a 2010-11 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art recipient.
Rob Andrews: www.andrewsautomatic.com
RYAN HAWK [Boston, MA] Saturday 5:30 - 7:30 pm Booth G104
My artistic practice is multidisciplinary, combining performance with video, sculpture, and drawing. The space that I construct or define often exists within a moment of phenomena and by a utility of my own body; an engagement with the viewer manifests a relationship of mutual identification. These spatial moments are intended to instigate an inner-awareness, which results in mediation within a larger framework of values or beliefs. For me, art making is representational of a world in which response is not a choice, but a determinant of a continual process.
Ryan Hawk: www.cargocollective.com/RyanHawk
HECTOR CANONGE [South America/NYC] Saturday 3:00 - 7:00 pm Lobby
Hombre de Barro (Man of Clay) The origins of mankind and the coming of civilization is attributed by various cultures to the properties of mud. For some, we are mud, clay, dirt, for others we become dust, dirt, etc., therefore the intricate relationship that we have with the earth is explained through this element - the fourth element in nature. HOMBRE DE BARRO (May of Clay) evokes and relates to that. It treats the ephemeral nature of our existence, our creations and the inevitable passage of time.
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City where he studied Comparative Literature, Filmmaking, and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of new-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives. In his work he explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences.
Hector Canonge: www.hectorcanonge.net
LITAL & EYAL The Glasshouse Project [Israel/NYC] Sunday 1:00 - 7:00 pm Booth G104
Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry / Glasshous Projects have been a collaborative team since 2001. Their work is best described as interdisciplinary performative art, integrating elements of video, photography and installation into performance; challenging ideas pertaining to the role of art in society, the role of the audience in art and the very nature of art itself. In their performative pieces they often involve the public, seriously examining public morality and the deeper, more hidden motivations behind social interactions.
In 2010 the Glasshouse project was hosted by seminal performance artist Marina Abramovic at her institute in San Francisco. In addition to their work as Glasshouse, Lital & Eyal's works have been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries (the Israel Museum, the San Francisco Jewish Modern and the National Museum in Cracow among others) and can be found in public and private collections worldwide. The Glasshouse Project: www.perry-dotan.com
MIAO JIAXIN [China/NYC] Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm Lobby
From his early practice, starting as a street photographer tracking Shanghai prostitutes to the development of a pseudo-transvestite web celebrity, Miao Jiaxin has evolved an edgy and protean practice. Beginning in Shanghai, Miao then immigrated to New York, expanding his view of urban streets towards a more conceptual public stage, where his works travel across different media. Initiated from universal themes of existentialism, Miao's works tend to be politically participating in contemporary events, yet still expressing the universal theme of urban angst.
Miao Jiaxin www.miaojiaxin.com
MIDEO M CRUZ [Philippines] Friday & Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 pm - Booth G104
The Hoax Crusader Project
Taken at in several cities around the world the hoax crusader project is an intervention within an intervention. video documentation of the previous intervention is projected on a chosen site and an intervention on the documentation takes place. the hoax crusader journey started in 2002.
Art production has been built upon overtly and subversively expanding and evolving communicative language and contexts. aiming to stimulate interaction and critical consumption of art. taking his multi-sensory advocacy from the streets to the internet and galleries, Mideo has crafted political yet humorous work and social discourse realized both collectively and individually. as an artist-organizer, he has consistently addressed issues of haphazard globalization vis a vis identity and skewed access to productive assets.
Mideo M. Cruz: www.mideo.tk
Matther Silver, The Great Performer [NYC, NY] Sat & Sun 1:00 - 4:00 pm Outside
My role as a clown, trickster and village idiot is to parody excessive seriousness by playing with taboos, rules, and social norms. My inspiration comes from my heart. I perform for smiles and laughter, loosening people’s armor, and opening up a portal for imagination, creativity and love. Some people see me as a raving lunatic, pompous "artistic" hipster or attention-starved 9 year-old, but people don’t consciously understand the role of a clown in society. Read between the lines and you will start to see things from a different perspective. By breaking down boundaries, I provide you, the viewer, with permission to open your mind and realize it’s okay to act silly from time to time. We may trick ourselves into believing we know everything, constantly striving for perfection in a society that requires a civilized, job-holding, serious individual. We cannot be perfect. If we allow ourselves the chance to be flawed perhaps we can let the obstacles humble us, rather than make us rigid. In the end we can let our guards down to attain our most basic need of giving and receiving love.
Matthew Silver: www.maninwhitedress.comMatthew Silver: