NYC based artist, Hector Canonge launches TALKaCTIVE: A Performance Art Conversation Series
After working for several months in Europe and Latin America, Hector Canoge, returned to New York City in early September to continue with his artistic projects and launch new initiatives this Fall. Starting in September, the artist will be working on the implementation of TALKaCTIVE, a monthly conversation series about performance hosted at the Queens Museum, and as part of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. Beginning in October, Canonge will also host Convivir, an international arts residency program in his new space in Jackson Heights, Queens. For November, he brings back to the city Itinerant, the annual festival for Live Action Art to take place in the five boroughs, including at the Queens Museum.
Invited artists: Thomas Albrecht, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Rory Golden, LuLu LoLo, and Nyugen Smith.
Moderator/Critic: Harley Spiller, Deputy Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
TALKaCTIVE, a perfomance art conversation series- is a new 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.
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