GIM GWANG CHEOL
Introduction to Performance Art Making
GIM GWANG CHEOL [GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA]
Gim Gwang Cheol is a performance artist renown in his native South Korea and around the world. The first week of May, he offers a workshop at Grace Exhibition Space focused on the uses of timing, sound, music, gesture, and objects in the creation of performance art. His Performance Art Academy has previously taken place in South Korea and Bangladesh.
The artist relates power with language. Language is power, and language forms civilization, civilization needs power from society. The human mouth has a weapon called language that produces absolute power. Power never changes but the form changes. Form can change by time and place but the characteristics never change. The individual creatures that exist inside cannot be ever free in that society.
*** Performance Art Making ***
SUNDAY, MAY 3
* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm *
Introduction: making videos for art and documentation
MONDAY, MAY 4 - THURSDAY, MAY 7
* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm *
Creating Performance Art through the uses of: timing, sound, music, gesture, objects
Workshop Cost: $50/week $20/day
* We have space for 2 volunteers if you want to take the workshop and cannot afford the fees, please email to: info@Grace-Exhibition-Space.com
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. Grace Exhibition Space is run by Jill & Erik with Vincent Tiley. Jamie is our bartender and Leah runs the door.
Please also support PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LAB [Brooklyn] GLASSHOUSE GALLERY [Brooklyn], MOBIUS [Boston] DFBRL8R GALLERY [Chicago] and EAMES ARMSTRONG [Washington, DC] - when you want to see more Performance Art!
"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 "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)