How do we perceive objects when they become “activated” by a performer? Can there be, thereafter, a neutral spectatorship? ‘Forum: Bread and Games’, curated by Natalija Pauni for Open Space Contemporary, reflects on these questions, considering the precariousness of authors’ ideas and authorship.
Seulgi Kang’s works deal with breaking down the simplicity and complexity of the ‘every day’. It communicates an understanding of a transitory feeling that she has experienced throughout her life as an artist, woman, and stranger in her surrounding reality. She is questioning her environment, balance and power relations, the rules that for her seem to have already been granted by default.
The site specific performance commissioned by Collezione Maramotti responds to a world class private collection with challenges about meaning and our interaction with the material world.
Salvage Rhythms is a piece about becoming. Devised by Sam Williams as part of his ongoing project Latent Commons, this performance work was presented at Somerset House AGM, alongside a live sound score in collaboration with the musician Roly Porter.
Block Universe, London’s leading performance art festival and international commissioning body, will return to London from 18 May to 2 June 2019, with an expanded 14-day programme of new work, premieres, talks, screenings, and workshops, from a wide range of artists, both local and international.
Block Universe, London’s International Performance Art Festival, kicks off this Spring Bank Holiday Weekend
Block Universe’s nine-day programme ranges from new commissions, UK premiers, dance workshops to talks and special projects in prominent cultural institutions including the Royal Academy, British Museum, Somerset House, The Store X, Studio Voltaire, Oval Space, Thames Tunnel at the Brunel Museum, and more.
Turn black and white, cactus seduction, a pussyhat, witchcraft, a palaeontology dig, tar and suspended by the tongue.
Artists Lucy Stein and Mark Harwood have fomented a technique of combative curation that militates against against the normal pleasantries of social events.
Austrian artist, whose bloody installation for Dark Mofo has sparked protests and controversy, says he has never been interested in provocation
This summer, Barbican Art Gallery presents the first ever performance exhibition of the New York- based choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell.
The Greek capital has been invaded by talking frogs, dyed lambs and marble tents. But many locals are furious at the ‘colonial attitudes’ of the German art extravaganza
After seeing her at Frieze New York and CONDO Marcelle finally gets to interview Estonian artist Kris Lemsalu.
Tabish Khan loves art and visits hundreds of exhibitions a year. But every now and then he comes across something… Read More
Why now is the time to get your head around performance art.
Prepare to be enchanted by the playful, melancholy, sociable art of Iceland’s Ragnar Kjartansson
The art biennial known for pushing boundaries of taste has outdone itself in Zurich, sculpting a day’s worth of excrement, medically exhibiting the French author and making a Paralympic champion wheelchair on water
It’s interesting to see how some people like to stay towards the edges in the darkness, while others prefer the centre and to be in the light.
As performance art grows in popularity, with a new generation of artists, eager to push boundaries and traverse new territory, we check out a new platform which is aiming to develop and nurture artists and their practice.