NON GRATA GROUP!
Kinobox Obscura [Finland]
VVild Torus [Brooklyn, NYC]
NON GRATA GROUP
NON GRATA is an International performance group. To the group belongs around 40 members from mostly from Estonia, but also from Quebec, Finland, Sweden, Germany, USA, France, Chile. The main characteristics of the members are ANONYMITY in group work, ignorance of local art world and mass media. NON GRATA has performed in Asia, Europe, South and North America with street actions and long lasting ghetto marathons.
Wild Torus (WT) refers to the dualistic yin/yang nature of the 2 leaders of the collective: Vlady Voz Tokk and Mág Ne Tá. Our rituals are mythical and hyper-sensory, often with references to aliens overlords, cult theologies, and our own personal trajectories. They bring artists and audience members together to engender alternate realities and deconstruct the Internet-driven, consumerist society we live in today through Fluxus-style happenings. We call ourselves Cyber Shamans, as we believe that we are medicine people for the digital age.
KINOBOX OBSCURA (Finland)
The art collective Kinobox Obscura is known for inventing the first 3D camera obscuras in the world. They have been building 3D artworks since 2013 in Mexico, Germany and the Baltic countries. Their latest 3D camera obscura artwork was a 3D camera obscura pedal boat which emerged in Finland, 2016. All members of the art collective have a long history in making art in different forms--be it music, fine arts or performance art.
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART since 2006
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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. 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.
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SPRING 2019 ~ always on a Friday
Doors 8:30 Performances 9:00 pm
Donations Accepted at Door, Suggested $5-20
September 13: Silver Spiders [International]
September 27: Curated by Sol Sax [NYC]
October 11: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
October 25: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
November 8: Viviana Druga [BERLIN/ROMANIA]
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]