TALKaCTIVE: performance art conversation series
"Performance & Feminisms"

The first monthly program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art, honors Women’s History Month with the program “Performance & Feminisms.”

TALKaCTIVE premiered at the Queens Museum in September 2015. Following last year’s successful presentations, the independent initiative continues this month to explore more topics in relation to Performance Art. For March, TALKaCTIVE will focus on Live Art practices that treat, explore, and relate to notions of the “feminine.” The presentations and conversation with artists whose work not only use the body as agent for gender construction, but as instrument to voice concerns about women’s role in society. “Performance & Feminisms” will provide much needed dialogue about diverse modalities of approaching and confronting the issue of 21st Century Feminism(s) in Live Action Art.

Local artists: Christen Clifford, Ayana Evans, Laurel Jay Carpenter, and Ventiko

International guests: Rocio Boliver (Mexico) and Annabel Gueredrat (Martinique)

Moderator: Jill McDermid, Co-founder and Director, GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE

Organized and Curated by Hector Canonge

TALKaCTIVE: perfomance art conversation series is a program that fosters dialogue and exchange among Live Action Art practitioners, encourages commentary about Performance Art, and prompts reflection about performative processes, methodologies, and styles. Every session is organized around a relevant topic in Performance Art, and the presentation of works by a group of selected artists who share their work, discuss their approach to Live Art, and engage in open conversation with critics, curators, and attending audience. The monthly series consists of a presentation, panel, and open Q&A session where participating artists screen documentation of their work, a curator or critic contextualizes the works presented, and a moderator mediates the exchange of information and resources.

TALKaCTIVE is an independent initiative created and organized by artist Hector Canonge. Hosted at the Queens Museum, the monthly series is free of charge and open to the general public.

hectorcanonge.net/talkactive
facebook.com/talkactive.performanceconversations

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