Video screening: OPEN Art Festival. Beijing, China 2009
Performance Art is a striking and bold visual art, which emanates from the body alone or from its relationship with other materials. It is a live visual art that comes from painting and sculpture.
The 10th OPEN International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, China was the largest performance art festival, with over 300 artists participating from around the world.
Lasting two months, August through September, the festival included different independent curators each week.
JILL MCDERMID, Director of the Grace Exhibition Space curator of WEEK 5, SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2009.
"In curating Week 5, I wanted to highlight the current energy of Performance Art in NYC today. New York was a fertile place for performance art activities until Congress withdrew the NEA grants from performance artists.
Performance art is experiencing a renaissance and we brought ourselves to Open Art to share the vibrancy and diversity of performance art in New York City today." - Jill McDermid
From the United States: Rodney Dickson [USA/Ireland], Peter Dobill, Myk Henry [USA/Ireland], Erik Hokanson, Marni Kotak, Jill McDermid, Sarah Paulson & Holly Faurot, Mark Lawrence Stafford, Yoko Toda, Matt White
Plus: Chumpon Apisuk [Thailand], Nezaket Ekici [Germany/Turkey], La Congelada de Uva/Rocio Boliver, [Mexico], Mideo M. Cruz (Philippines], Peter Kastner [Germany], Raquel De Loyola (Philippines], Ly Hoang Ly [Vietnam], Non-Grata [Estonia]