giovedì 4 aprile 2013

Venice Agendas

Ecco il programma di uno dei tanti eventi collaterali che si stanno definendo, si tratta di "Venice Agendas" che si svolgerà nei giorni dell'opening della Biennale, presso Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta del Soccorso, e al CZ95, Giudecca 95,  e sulle linee dei vaporetti. 

Un'occasione di iniziare la giornata con tanti stimoli, fra incontri e performance, ecco il programma:

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PALAZZO ZENOBIO Boîte-en-valise 
Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta del Soccorso, Dorsoduro 2596.
Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 2 June 2013 from 1 pm each day

featuring live art performances by: The Girls (Zerelda Sinclair and Andrea Blood), Marcia Farquhar and Tim Russell.
Arts Pavilion Bournemouth presents, Boîte-en-valise, a series of live art performances by established and emerging practitioners. Appropriating and transmuting Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise and responding to Venice Biennale Art Director Massimiliano Gioni’s theme of The Encyclopedic Palace, each of the selected artists has been asked to pack work in a suitcase and travel to Venice for presentation at Palazzo Zenobio.

Marcia Farquhar reprises her highly regarded Acts of Clothing performance for an international audience in Venice. Acts of Clothing Venice draws on personal cultural and social associations, the semiotics of clothing, the pleasure and pain of outfits and the absurdity attendant to getting dressed. “…a lucid enactment of the process by which women’s clothing can express desires and thereby concede the means of repressing those desires…an extraordinary performance, the more exceptional for its agile language, where Farquhar, with the timing of the stand up comic… turn(s) her often hilarious anecdotes into unexpected revelations of vulnerability” (Mark Harris, Art Monthly, 1999)

The Girls tableau Diamonds and Toads invokes the ill-fated heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson while also alluding to contemporary concerns such as voyeurism and female objectification. The Girls (Zerelda Sinclair and Andrea Blood) performance of Diamonds and Toads (from Charles Perrault), presented here in Venice also resonates with the Carnivale di Venezia, reimagined in the 1970’s from 12th Century roots as an international festival. ‘(The Girls) wear masks with the same red-lipped plastic anonymity as a blow-up sex doll, and perhaps it is that which makes this piece so compelling and disturbing.’ (Herbert Wright, FAD, 2011)

Tim Russell will present the Venice Oracle, a personal conversation between artist and each audience member who picks up a ringing mobile phone. Frequenting the waterways of the City, he practices the deceit of solitude. The gondoliers of Venice say, “that here at the centre of all is he who sees each thing done in its’ beginning and in its’ end…” This appropriated phrase from Rene Daumal’s unfinished novel Mount Analogue sets the tone for the utterances of the Oracle, who will offer each person answering the phone a unique image of the mutually arising moment of encounter and their deepest concerns.

Events at CZ95 

Wednesday 29 May: Live Art—Are you here? Were you there?

Breakfast: 9am Event: 10am–12pm

Chaired by Jean Wainwright, speakers include Kathy Battista, Tony Heaton, rAndom International, Lois Keidan, Lauren A Wright and artists Marcia Farquhar, Joan Jonas, Marta Jovanovic, Andrea Pagnes and Verena Stenke.
As performance art becomes increasingly visible in the programmes and collections of major museums and galleries, this event aims to evaluate the current status of performance and live art. A series of brief presentations will ask whether this inclusion kills the element of risk often related to performance or if live practices enable institutions to challenge their audiences. The session will also consider the unintended performer and raise issues that encompass disability and gender.

Thursday 30 May: Speed Dating—Working the Room 

Breakfast: 8:30am Event: 9am–10am 

Speed date with Kathy Battista, Sacha Craddock, Tony Heaton, rAndom International, Marta Jovanovic, Brett Littman, Beral Madra, Richard Mosse, Andrea Pagnes, Verena Stenke, Hilde Teerlinck, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Jinny Yu, among others.

Discussions and debates are important catalysts for action and often one-to-one conversations can be the most instrumental. This event plays with the idea of speed dating and the notion of working the room by removing the concept of an audience; every participant becomes an active part of the session.

Friday 31 May: The Alternative Scene: International Art Production
Event: 9am–12pm, with breakfast

Chaired by Vittorio Urbani with Elisa Genna, Francesco Ragazzi and Francesco Urbano.   

Panelists include Kathrin Becker, Antonia Carver, Aaron Cezar, Penelope Curtis, Branko Franceschi, Magda Guruli, Maria Hlavajova, Stephanie James, Nadira Laggoune, Kalliopi Lemos, Beral Madra, Jonathan Watkins, among others.

International curators and artists will consider the status of biennials and art events as sites for the production of live artworks. It will ask whether these create enriched cultural landscapes through fringe events and cooperation among organisations, or whether their concentration of resources and audiences can be counterproductive. Are projects involving educational institutions and residencies alongside these ‘main events’ able to change the habits of a globalised art world, where values and formats are intended to be exportable and repeatable?
As part of Venice Agendas workinprogress and Arts Pavilion Bournemouth have commissioned a series of performances respectively, to take place in different locations.

workinprogress has invited artists Jenni Cluskey and Aaron Williamson to respond to Venice in relation to its site, context and identity. Cluskey’s new work explores the politicisation of culture through the action of ‘peaceful protest’ using the traditional artform origami. For Williamson the letters ‘J, K, W, X, Y’ which only appear in the Italian alphabet through imported words, form the basis of his performance through the streets of Venice.
Arts Pavilion Bournemouth presents Boîte-en-valise: The Girls (Zerelda Sinclair and Andrea Blood),Marcia Farquhar and Tim Russell, co-curated by Carol Maund, Stephanie James and Mark Segal. Appropriating and transmuting Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise and responding to Massimiliano Gioni’s theme of The Encyclopedic Palace, each of the selected artists has been asked to pack work in a suitcase and travel to Venice for presentation.

Venice Agendas is curated and presented by Terry Smith, Clare Fitzpatrick and Helen Rawlins from workinprogress, in partnership with FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais; Nuova Icona; SHAPE London; Turner Contemporary; Arts University Bournemouth; Arts Bournemouth; Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and University for the Creative Arts.  With the support of Audio Arts; Associazione E; CZ95; Municipalità di Venezia; Live Art Development Agency and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Events are free but availability is limited. To book a place or for further information please contact Helen Rawlins

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