Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 6-8PM @Flag Art Foundation (545 West 25th St, 9th Floor).
Performances at 6:45 and 7:45
The Dance of the Gallerinas is a performance art piece that combines classical ballet, pop culture, and contemporary music – all inspired by the beautiful women who help run the art world: the gallerinas. Created by a curating collective composed of renowned choreographer Avi Scher, curator and former ballerina Dianna Mesion, DJ and Director of Paper TV Pierce Jackson, and founder of ArtStar.com andLittleCollector Chrissy Crawford created this non-commercial performance is intended to make dance, art and music accessible to new audiences. The performance will take place during the Flag Art Foundation’s opening reception for their new exhibition, One, Another curated by Stephanie Roach (June 29th-September 2nd). All dancers are dressed and styled by Milly. The performance is sponsored by ArtStar.com .
LEIDY CELESTE NICOLE
Curated by Lauren Cornell, Opening Thursday June 30th 6-8PM @ Museum 52 (4 East 2nd Street at Bowery)
If “painting is watching,” as artist Ei Arakawa wrote recently, then these artists are looking hard—not just with their eyes but with their entire bodies, and putting their amorous, politicized, witty gazes on display. Leidy Celeste Nicole presents three artists whose practices pivot around painting but spiral out to embrace more explicitly expressive forms, such as performance and collective agitating. And yet, their work comes full circle as these more communal, embodied gestures are brought back to the canvas. Whether their works are entirely literal or gestural, or somewhere along the spectrum in between, the artists are painting real spaces, real bodies, and real positions as they are being lived, in all their awkwardness and heat.
@ Vogt Gallery (508-526 West 26th Street #911)
The conceptual starting point of the performance series is the endless blending of our on- and offline worlds and the amazement it produces. Our daily life is permeated by the overwhelming weight of online interaction. The embrace of liveness, shared space, the body, and community seems to be a mode of escape from the hyper-mediated, simulated existence technology creates. Especially amongst artists whose practices develop online and who use computers as their primary medium, there is a need to reflect upon these technologies and experiences in an offline setting.
Monday, June 27, 7:00 PM: Jeremy Bailey, Marisa Olson, Rick Silva
Thursday, July 7, 7:00 PM: BFFA3AE, Duncan Malashock, Nick DeMarco and Justin Kemp, Michelle Proksell
Thursday, July 14, 7:00 PM: Ann Hirsch
Thursday, July 21, 7:00 PM: Genevieve Belleveau
Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM: Billy Rennekamp, David Bernstein and Nicole Demby, Will Simpson