LiVEART.US, Performance Art initiative created and organized by artist, and independent curator, Hector Canonge, closes its 2018 season with the special presentation of the program “Resonance,” featuring the work of local and international artists.
This month’s program, “Resonance,” takes its name from the lasting impressions that Live Action Ar could leave on audiences and their impact on the collective unconscious. The program is a culmination of this year’s monthly gatherings and presentation that featured more than 35 artists coming from the United States and abroad, and whose work challenge notions of the performative.
CAI QING (China), ADELA FILIPOVIC (Croatia), JAMIE EMERSON (United States) with video mappings by KIM DOAN QUOC (France) and the collaboration of LUCAS (United States).
LiVEART.US is platform established to support and feature works by local, national, and international artists working in Performance Art and its diverse manifestations. Created and organized by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, LiVEART.US features works where the body, as main instrument for artistic creation and expression, is the catalyst for sensorial experiences, cultural interpretation, and critical reflection. The program’s main objective is to further support the creation and presentation of new works in Live Action Art in an environment suitable for reflection and dialogue. LiVEART.US follows and complements the monthly program TALKaCTIVE initiated by Canonge in September 2015. Since its inception in 2016, LiVEART.US has presented the work of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, gender, and national origin creating a dynamic structure and an international network for the exploration, experimentation and execution of Live Art practices.
About the artists:
Cai Qing is a Performance Artist, Independent Curator, and Professor of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts with a Phd. of China Academy of Art. He graduated from China Academy of Art (1984), lived in Germany，doing advanced studies in Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts (1989-2001), initiated and curated “Trace of Existence – The First underground Contemporary Art Group Exhibition in China” collaborating with Feng Boyi (1998), Lived in New York (2001-2007). He was appointed professor in School of Arts, Design and Media in NTU, Singapore (2007-2011), awarded scholarship as an elite doctoral student (2009), Received doctorate in China Academy of Art (2011). He currently is a professor and master supervisor of Experimental Art Academy in TAFA. Qing has held several solo shows, participated in many national and international exhibitions of contemporary art, and has participated in many art festivals around the world, such as the New York Asian Contemporary Art Fair 2007, IMAF 2013, International Multimedia Art Festival, Serbia, Ostawa Malamut Art Festival, Czech Republic 2013, “Action to Death Mexico International Behavior Art Festival”, Chihuahua, Mexico and the third Utopian International Behavior Art Festival, Mexico City 2017.
As independent curators, Cai Qing has curated several large-scale contemporary art exhibitions among them the Documentation Exhibition of Chinese Performance Art 1998-2018 at Art Action 1998-2018 in Quebec, Canada (2018); “Impression of the Times” at Tianjin Lanewan Museum of Art and Tianjin Teda Museum of Contemporary Art (2018); “Vibration Today” performance art at Beijing Today Art Museum (2017); “Parabiosis International Contemporary Art” at Chongqing Yangtze River Contemporary Art Museum (2016); Chen Jing performance kitchen in Beijing 798 (2012); Annual “Life Art” as Tour Exhibition since 2014. Among his published works are: Performance Art and Spiritual Therapy (2012), Beijing World Publishing Cooperation Diary of Live Art (2013), Beijing World Publishing Cooperation Experimental Art Practice – Live Art Overseas (2017), China Today Art Museum Publishing House Cai Qing Yearbook of Performance Art (2015), and China Today Art Museum Publishing House (2017).
Adela Filipović is a dance artist working in the fields of choreography and performance art. Born in Zagreb,Croatia, she studied dance at the Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg and at the Martha Graham School in New York. She has performed works in Martha Graham studios, Atelier D in Luxembourg, La Ira de Dios in Buenos Aires, Nes residency in Iceland and Judson Memorial Church. Her work is strongly influenced by butoh and authentic movement. She is interested dance as as a form of psychological and physical healing. CASTELLANOS is a current Anonymous Ensemble resident and has shown work at PPL, Grace Exhibition Space, Highways Performance Space (L.A.) and The Aha Festival (Santa Fe, NM). Founder of former IV Soldiers Gallery and the Feminist Art Group in collaboration with Esther Neff. Hunt and Castellanos are Brooklyn based and were Gibney Dance Center Work Up 3.2 recipients 2017 and Chez Bushwick AIRs 2018.
Jamie Emerson was born to a family of artists. At age 19 he moved to New York City and attended classes at the Art Students League of NY where he learned to employ elements of drawing, painting, sculpture, video and performance. His artwork draws from life and the enduring human practice of creation. In 2015 Jamie created a large-scale public sculpture for the Riverside Park South in Manhattan. Other significant projects include a public mural in Mexico City, exhibitions of work from Standing Rock, ND, Art Department and Puppetry for Pinc Louds, and street performance. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Kim Doan Quoc is a multi-disciplinary artist, originally from Lille, France now based between Budapest, Hungary and NYC, USA. Her work ranges from analogue and digital photography, VJ-ing, video installations and projection mapping to performance. The contemplation of individuals regardless of their gender as sacred beings of our everyday space and the poetic transgressions involved in her performances structure her body of works, that explores the boundaries of intimacy in its various shapes. Since 2011, her work as a visual and performance artist has been exhibited internationally in Marseille, Budapest, Brussel, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City and New York City.
About the Curator:
Hector Canonge (Founder and director of LiVEART.US) is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of new media technologies, cinematic narratives, Live Action Art, and Social Practice to explore and treat issues related to constructions of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His installations, interactive platforms, and performance art work have been exhibited and presented in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As cultural entrepreneur, Canonge created and runs the annual Performance Art Festival, ITINERANT, started ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), an transcontinental initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas, and directs his independent programs: PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the United States and Europe, PERFORMAXIS, an international residency program in collaboration with galleries and art spaces in Latin America. After living most of his life in the United States, Canonge returned to South America in 2012, and lived abroad for almost 3 years. The artist returned to New York City in late 2015 to continue with the development and execution of new projects, exhibitions, and initiatives among them: TALKaCTIVE, LiVEART.US, and CONVIVIR the international residency program at MODULO 715. In 2017, Canonge organized the performance art platform, NEXUS, premiered during Miami Art Basel, and worked in the development of the first International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, presented in January 2018 in Bolivia. The artist just finished presentations in Moscow, Russia, and in Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale II in India. He is currently at work in the organization of LATITUDES, the first International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra to take place in Bolivia in January 2019.
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