FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
9:00pm door 9:30 start
SPECIAL EVENT featuring:
Antoni Karwowski [Poland], S U K A O F F [POLAND] and GABRIELA MUREB [BRAZIL] with the QUEER NY and MIX Festivals!
Grace Exhibition Space is extremely proud to be presenting widley reknowned artists Antoni Karwowski, S u k a o f f and Gabriela Mureb! In addition, we contribute this evening to the awesome Queer NY and MIX Festivals!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 we proudly present the newest performance art sensation Suka Off and the legendary Antoni Karwowski in his first performance in the United States! Plus tonight we celebrate our collaborations with the Queer Festival and the MIX Festival
Andre Von Ah was a co-founder of Queer Zagreb, married to Vonimir Dobrovic this past June and passed away a month ago. Please come to the Memorial for Andre Von Ah Friday, October 25- @ 8 pm at Live Arts, then the event at Grace Exhibition Space
Please view the Huffington post article spotlighting Queer festival artists including S U K A O F F and Gabriela Mugreb:
ANTONI KARWOWSKI [POLAND]
Antoni Karwowski studied Fine Arts in the University of Torun in Poland. Since 1970 he has developed his work in performance art growing within the context of the Communist Regime. In 1978 he founded the “A” group organizing numerous clandestine art actions. Besides, he has managed many international projects like “Gaia the four elements”, “Trawnik”, “Art migration” and has curated the following projects: Performance & Intermedia Festival, Video Art Festival Pi and the European Film Festival DokumentART.
As an artist he has participated in many international venues such as the Festival Forum Est-West in Germany, the Interakcje International Performance Art Festival (Poland), LP 11 at CCCB in Barcelona (Spain), Performance Art Platform in Tel Aviv, CO-LAB Editions in Berlin, Self Portrait in Santa Fe, Rosario (Argentina), TRAWNIK III at the Moltkerei Werkstatt and Distance 777 at the 68elf gallery in Cologne (Germany), Bridge West / East (Belgium, Germany, Netherlands), Four Elements Festival in Gerlesborg (Sweden), the IV and V International Baltic Biennial, Szczecin (Poland) and the Festival Nakskov in Ärhus (Denmark).
In his words: “I play a ‘game’ within the realms of reality, memory, and vision. In their common tension I search for evidence of universal clarity. It’s precisely this area where I try to define my worries, desires, hopes”.
His performances are strongly filled with symbols and mythos which connect him as a particular individual with universal values of humanism and playing with the strong interaction between reality and past.
Interviewed by Irene Pascual and Johnny Amore in Szczecin.Antoni Karwowski:
S U K A O F F [POLAND]
SUKA OFF is a Poland based artist collective existing since 1995. The members of SUKA OFF are Piotr Wegrzynski (founder, visual artist, performer) and Sylvia Lajbig (classical philologist, performer). They have been creating work across visual theatre, performance art, club action, installation, photography, video art and music visuals. SUKA OFF’s work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, clubs and festivals in most European countries, as well as in USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Japan. The recurring themes of SUKA OFF art are: - the human carnality in all its biological and physiological aspects - the attempt to redefine the gender by blurring the individual attributes / sexual codes culturally arrogated to the male and female - the search of alternative and radical forms of communication based on the connection between the living human body and electronic devices - the postindustrial aesthetics, the "clash" between human body and the substance of steel / aluminum / concrete / silicone etc.S U K A O F F :
GABRIELA MUREB [BRAZIL]
GABRIELA MUREB [BRAZIL] graduated in painting from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro where she also earned a master of science in visual languages. she has won numerous awards and has presented her work all throughout Brazil, through the Rumos Itau Cultural, and has been part of exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio De Janeiro and other galleries. in her piece, UNTITLED PERFORMANCE, the artist puts herself in a situation from which she has no escape. even though she knows she is trapped, she continues trying to escape – an infertile action, useless, in vain. she knows it is an impossible task and that, as in life, the only end is quitting or failure. a voluntary, contemporary sisyphus. the performance is accompanied by a triptych video in which the artist is voluntarily submitted to physical torture.Gabriela Mugreb:
in association with Queer NY and MIX:
QUEER NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYI) is a new festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of “queer (in) art.” Co-curated by Zvonimir Dobrović and André von Ah // www.queerny.org Company Overview Queer New York International Arts Festival in its first edition presents ten dance, theater and visual arts productions from Europe, Asia, South America and the US. The program of the festival is built around a concept which seeks to widen the meaning of the queer aesthetic and semiotics with multiple codes that a priori include those at the margins of society. However, this is not a program at th...See More General Information THE QUEER NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL The next Queer New York International Arts Festival will take place from October 22 – November 2, 2013
TRIBUTE TO ANDRÉ VON AH: RAIMUND HOGHE: AN EVENING
A special performance event created as a tribute to André von Ah, with elements from Raimund Hoghe’s homage-performance works on Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Joseph Schmidt and others.
Andre Von Ah is a co-founder of Queer Zagreb, married to Vonimir Dobrović this past June and passed away a month ago. Please come to the Memorial for Andre Von Ah Friday, October 25- then the event at Grace Exhibition SpaceQueer Festival NYC:
MIX 26TH NEW YORK
For 26 years, MIX NYC has presented the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema.MIX NYC
ABOUT GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
Grace Exhibition Space opened in 2006 and 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. We believe this is how performance art is meant to be experienced. "There is no designated stage area, blurring the line between audience and performer, and seating is sparse, as participating in the performance is encouraged. The unknown terrifies you, and yet something, maybe this very feeling, pushes you inside. Welcome to Grace Exhibition Space." Terri Ciccoe. Bushwick Daily January, 2013 "On each night, and in each performance, the human body is redeemed from the mundane and made anew." David Lagaccia, Williamsburg Greenpoint News+Art (June, 2012)
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