Grace Exhibition Space announces move to Manhattan, NYC
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art is excited to announce that it is moving to 182 Avenue C and 11th Street in Manhattan's East Village. We will begin the fall season at our new venue with the first show on Friday, September 7th, featuring Martin O’Brien [UK], whose work draws upon his experience of living with cystic fibrosis.
We are proud to state that Grace Exhibition Space has the overwhelming support of the new landlords and the surrounding community, giving the space a long-term lease in the heart of Alphabet City, a neighborhood that has historically been home to performance art. In addition to hosting performance art shows, the new venue will also feature a full-time gallery exhibiting video and installation art, allowing the space to offer daytime visiting hours.
“Performance art and Brooklyn have been our lifeblood since opening in September 2006,” said Jill McDermid, Founder and Co-Director of Grace Exhibition Space. “Now, we are thrilled to move into the East Village, famous for its arts, activism and diversity. We plan to continue our programming of local and international artists, bringing along with us a cooperative spirit and the exciting opportunity to introduce the work to new audiences.”
Since 2006, Grace Exhibition Space has established itself in Brooklyn as a welcome gathering space, supporting exchange and collaboration among artists and audiences from diverse cultures and artistic backgrounds. This move allows the space to continue its mission as a non-profit organization, supporting performance artists, as well as the surrounding community, together celebrating performance art in New York City.
Prepared by the Board of Directors and writer Daniella Lagaccia
From: 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor Brooklyn NY 11206
To: 182 Avenue C, Manhattan NY 10009
GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART since 2006
182 AVENUE C. NEW YORK CITY, NY 10009
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.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collective, Code of Conduct to Promote Safe Workplaces in the Performing Arts:
This code promotes zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. the commitments and definitions herein promote the creation and strengthening of safe(r) spaces that uphold the equitable treatment of all people regardless of their various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.
For more information and resources, visit: www.wehavevoice.org
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: Nicola Fornoni [Italy]
October 25: Chun Hua Catherine Dong [Canada]
November 8: TBA
November 22: Non Grata Group [Estonia & beyond]