SATURDAY, MARCH 8 at GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE:
Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion
New Media & Live Performance Art Exhibition
Presented with the Caribbean Magazine ARC and VOLTA ART FAIR
Through a programming partnership with ARC Magazine, Grace Exhibition Space will present a one night exhibition that supports and extends the roundtable discussion held at VOLTA NY under the theme of “Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion” on the evening of March 8th, 2014.
Starting at 8pm, the exhibition with the same title will support the works of Caribbean and diaspora-based artists whose practices intersect various disciplines including New Media, Performance Art and Socially Engaged Practices. It will highlight critical concerns in the development of visual language through the examination of private and public realities of a global contemporary Caribbean society.
This Evening Will Present Three Live Performanes:
Live performances by NYUGEN E. SMITH, JODIE LYN-KEE-CHOW AND IAN DELEÓN each dealing with ideas of healing and confrontation in relation to revelations of the body’s subjective presence within a social, political, gendered and personal landscape.
Broadly, the works selected will engage with issues of labour, traumatic histories and their revisions, as well as the holistic development of an experiential moment or group of moments that create new narratives, linear and otherwise, through poetics, agency and play.
Plus an Exhibition with 19 Artists:
The exhibition will support a selection of works by Kwesi Abbensetts (Guyana/USA), Steeve Bauras (Martinique/France), Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Jamaica/USA), Allana Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago/USA), Gilles Elie Dit Cosaque (Martinique / France), Ian Deleón (Cuba / USA), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Antoine Hunt (Bermuda), Jayson Keeling (Jamaica/USA), Davina Lee (St. Lucia), Carolyn Lazard (USA/Haiti), Manuel Mathieu (Haiti), Olivia McGilchrist (Jamaica), Michael McIntosh (USA/Jamaica), Joiri Minaya (Dominican Republic/USA), Nile Saulter (Jamaica), Nyugen Smith (Trinidad/Haiti/USA), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago) and Antonia Wright (Cuba/USA).
This exhibition is co-curated by Holly Bynoe and Yasmine Espert with production assistance from Laura Blüer.
In conjunction with this exhibition ARC will also present an artists' talk on the evening of Friday, March 7th in collaboration with VOLTA NY.See here for more details:
YASMINE ESPERT is an Art History PhD student at Columbia University focusing on the modern and contemporary arts of the Caribbean/Diaspora, with an emphasis on cinema. In 2013, she co-curated the “Caribbean Short Film Night” (Grenada) with Holly Bynoe of ARC Magazine. Yasmine is a Fulbright alumna and a graduate fellow for The Digital Black Atlantic Project.
LAURA BLÜER is a photo/videographer and curator. Her work has been exhibited at Miami Art Basel, MoMA PS1, and the International Videoart Festival in Camagüey, Cuba, as well as DIY venues in NYC. Blüer was a co-founder/curator of the venue Fitness in Bushwick (2012-2014). She is currently opening a new space called GIRÓN Center for Arts & Tactics in Manhattan. Blüer is also collaborating on a new performance art publication, INCIDENT.
HOLLY BYNOE is a visual artist, curator and writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines currently living and working across the Caribbean. She is the Director and Editor-in-Chief of ARC Magazine. Bynoe is a graduate of Bard College | International Center of Photography where she earned an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies in 2010.
About ARC Magazine:
ARC Inc. is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011. It seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. ARC is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its diasporas. ARC’s mission is to build awareness by fostering exchanges and opportunities that expand creative culture within the visual arts industry across the wider Caribbean and its diasporas.
ABOUT THE GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE FOR INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging 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 presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006. Grace Space received fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas in 2007
Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
"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)
"I have found Grace Space to be a breath of fresh air, and a new way to see and experience feelings you may have not faced in a long time. It’s a place to let yourself be exposed, amused, delighted, and terrified all at the same time, and I can say I haven’t experienced this combination of emotions at any gallery or theater I have ever stepped into, and that’s a wonderful thing.
The space provides a refreshing perspective on an art scene that has been somewhat shackled and restrained for quite a bit of time now. Grace Exhibition Space is a brave pioneer as it puts Bushwick, as well as New York City, on the forefront of exploration and exposure into the minds and bodies of artists who are truly gifted, fearless, and unique." Terri Ciccone. Bushwick Daily January, 2013
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you need to experience more Performance Art.
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