!ALIVE! Performance Art Event! Non Grata run evening with:
Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Istvan Kantor and Monty Cantsin, Lindsey Allgood, Morgan Schagerberg, The Amazing Hancock Brothers and NON GRATA!!!
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE welcomes back the knowledge of life and world by the Non Grata group and their invited artists, including ISTVAN KANTOR and MONTY CANTSIN (Sat Nov 9) and the PHYSICAL POETS (Sat Nov 23) with expert Butoh from their farm in Japan - and so much, way, more . . .
Hiroko Tsuchimoto is a Japanese artist living in Sweden. She shifts between grand narratives and every day stories, highlighting the cultural construction of personal identity. she tells stories about otherness and the will to belong, based on my experiences as an Asian immigrant.Hiroko Tsuchimoto
ISTVAN KANTOR and MONTY CANTSIN
Istvan Kantor’s work is intellectually rebellious, anti-authoritarian, as well as technically innovative and highly experimental. His action based media art explores the body and technology. Also known as Monty Cantsin Amen, he has recently infiltrated Berlin's underground art and music scene, performing karaoke style revolutionary-songs. He has been seen waving red flags in the streets in Budapest, Paris, New York, London, Novi Sad, Chiang Mai, Yogykarta, Singapore, Tokyo, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Piotrkow, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw, Tallinn, Riga and elsewhere.
He initiated the international operations of the Neoist Conspiracy in 1979 in Montreal. He has been jailed many times for his blood-interventions in museums. He is also a recipient of many prestigious awards among them the TELEFILM Canada prize for Best Canadian Film and Video (Toronto, 1998), the Governor General’s Award of Canada for Visual and Media Arts (Ottawa, 2004) and the European Media Arts Festival Award (Osnabruck, Germany, 2009). His three children, Jericho, Babylon and Nineveh were born in the 90's, in Toronto.Istvan Kantor
As a multidisciplinary performance artist, I am interested in how we embody and are embodied by tangibles and intangibles--nutrients, memories, a baby, a lover, and emotions. My practice explores humans' corporeal and psychic abilities to morph, hold, and be held by these very things.
Gaston Bachelard, in The Poetics of Space, poses an interesting discussion on how we inhabit psychic spaces (dreams, memory, imagination) based on our (and other animals’) experiences with inhabiting physical spaces, like bedrooms, nooks, shells, nests, and attics. For me, this notion of inhabiting is a vital aspect of exploring intimacy and embodiment.
In considering the body as material and site, metamorphosis is a current word I am exploring. Just as a body evolves and morphs over time, so does the psyche, and our roles as relational beings. I investigate this by interacting with symbolic materials that are often organic, delicate, and breakable-- dirt, bones, wood, thread, sugar, porcelain, glass, feathers, cloth, foodstuffs, and my blood and hair. In my live performances and video, I create moving collages that offer surreal, whimsical, and highly interpretive perspectives of femininity and metamorphosis. In writing scripts and playing with my chosen objects, I think of my body’s ability to morph into other bodies.
I have exhibited work in the US and abroad, most recently in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In November 2013, I will perform at Grace Exhibition Space in New York City. I will graduate with an MFA in art from the University of Oklahoma in December 2013 and have curated a variety of performance, video, and contemporary art events, most recently SPANE: Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment, at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands.Lindsey Allgood
Morgan Schagerberg studied Fine Arts at the Trondheim Academy in Norway and in the Malmö Academy in Sweden.
His work combines drawing, performance, film and installation. The themes he approaches are often on the border between the banal and the naïve to approach emotions, feelings and human basic needs. His research is centered on how to express in different ways "love", "naivety" and "triviality", which are inside all of us, after peeling off the outer layers of our identities. He often uses animals and nature, as well as fire, water and light to connect with emotions.Morgan Schagerberg:
THE AMAZING HANCOCK BROTHERS
Infamous “low-tech” print masters, Texas-born The Amazing Hancock Brothers look to shock as much as inform. Their bold, unabashed style combines screen printing, woodcuts, and acrylic into mixed-use pieces that resemble part Circus Freak posters, part insane patterns, and all crazy, in-your-face attitude. Brothers Charles and John often chuck all sense of propriety out the window, then rip down the curtains, screen clowns or skulls or grotesque portraits on them, and then chuck that out the window, too. As members of Dirty Printmakers of America, they are able to use their ferocious, fearless talent to push the awareness and accessibility of printmaking to the huddled masses, democratizing art and technique.The Amazing Hancock Brothers:
ABOUT GRACE 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 Ciccone. 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)READ THE ARTICLE