Jos de Gruyter
Hannes Malte Mahler
Dr. Olu Oguibe
Franz Gerald Krumpl
A Performance Event Curated by Marina Abramovic. Over the three-days a wide range of work will be presented in the North Wing of the museum, from live performances on stage, to video installations and artists interventions. Each evening the focus will be on the stage in the Great Hall with individual performances from many internationally renowned artists, which will be introduced by Abramovic herself. The programme comprises Abramovic?s personal selection of works by 23 artists from 16 countries which she sees as defining a new 'territory' in the field of performance art.
Full Houses for Performance Event at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
A major three-day performance art event, being curated by the distinguished performance artist Marina Abramovic, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 19 to 21 October 2001, is already almost fully booked. The event, entitled Marking the Territory, brings to Ireland some of the world?s leading exponents of current performance art practice ranging from Chiharu Shiota?s stunning installation, where the artist sleeps under a threaded mesh of wool and light, to Nedko Solakov?s two painters who endlessly follow each other around the gallery space, one painting the walls white and the other changing them to black. Each evening the focus will be on the stage in the Great Hall with individual performances from many internationally renowned artists, which will be introduced by Abramovic herself.
The programme comprises Abramovic?s personal selection of works by 23 artists from 16 countries which she sees as defining a new territory in the field of performance art: "I believe that at the present moment there is a strong need within contemporary culture, to express the immateriality which you can find in the direct energy and communicative force of performance. Marking the Territory is my attempt to give a direct and subjective view on the state of performance art today, through a selection of work by 23 artists whose work interests me and who I identify as addressing these current concerns and needs."
Over the three days, a wide range of work will be presented in the North Wing of the Museum, from live performances on stage, to video installations and artists? interventions. At 6.30pm on the evening before the event, Thursday 18 October, Marina Abramovic will give a lecture in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, at which she will explain her approach to curating Marking the Territory and discuss her view of current performance art practice.
During the event a special menu of 'spirit' food, devised by Abramovic, will be served in the Museum?s Grass Roots CafÃ©.
A video document will be available on VHS tape to mark the event. It will include an introduction by Marina Abramovic, interviews by the artists and video documentation of their work (priceÂ£9.99, 12.70)
Marking the Territory maps a new ground for performance art.
Paolo Canevari; Amanda Coogan; Jos de Gruyter ; Harald Thys; Wim Delvoye; Uli Ertl; Kendell Geers; Pascale Grau; Katrin Herbel; Hannes Malte Mahler; Valerie Mrejen; Daniel Muller-Friedrichsen; Hayley Newman; Dr. Olu Oguibe; Paola Pivi; Andrea Saemann; Chiharu; Shiota; Santiago Sierra; Nedko Solakov; Melati Suryodarmo; Rut Waldeyer; Weekend Art; Tomislav Gotovac; Aleksandar Ilic; Ivana Keser; Frank Werner Class of Abramovic, 2001, Braunshweig School of Art, Germany
Oliver Blomeier; Sarah Braun; Ivan Civic; Yingmei Duan; Nezaket Eckici; Marica Gojevic; Tellervo Kalleinen; Barbara Klinker; Franz Gerald Krumpl; Ute Lindner; Iris Selke; Christian Sievers; Till Steinbrenner; Susanne Winterling; Herma Wittstock; Viola Yesiltac
The Class of Abramovic performance is supported by Braunschweig School of Art.
A Video Document will be available on VHS tape to mark the event. It will include an introduction by Marina Abramovic, interviews with the artists and video documentation of their work.
Sarah Glennie Curator: Exhibitions Irish Museum of Modern Art
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