Saturday, December 16, 2017
7:00 – 9:30pm
CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
The CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present "Bodily," organized by MA Curatorial Practice fellows John Elammar, María Sáenz and Andrea Valencia.
"Bodily" is a performance night event with New York-based artists. In the context of a city where personal space is being constantly transgressed and defied, Bodily will activate a platform to make us self-conscious and rethink the social and political dynamics of our body. This evening will confront and challenge your senses, daring you to experience discomfort, persuasion and ambiguity. In collaboration with Ivana Dizdar Projects, this project questions concepts such as memory, eroticism, productivity and irony in relation to corporeal language. Only by facing and taking part in these actions, performers and spectators will articulate and reconfigure these notions.
Anna Nykyri (Finland) engages memory and storytelling in a choreographic performance that uses moving images to immerse the spectator in a timeless environment. Camilo Godoy (Colombia) explores eroticism in the male body through confronting the history and politics in the imagery of sexual ritual dances. Phoebe Osborne (United States) opens the discussion about the concept of intentional flaking—opposing the idea of social commitment to productivity as a way to resist capitalist oppression. Flaking becomes a series of collective actions that entangles scores of movement and hanging out to propitiate kinship and connections to others as a fundamental part of survival. Shannon Stovall (United States) resists the imposition of the social construct of gender and sexuality as cultural oppression. Stovall defies the voyeuristic gaze with anonymity, irony and self-destruction through repetitive action and whirling movements.
The Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Practice is a two-year program that focuses on professional training, with a thorough grounding in the relevant study of history, research and theory, and with an emphasis on hands-on work with leading experts in the field, along with continuous opportunities for professional networking with curators, museum directors and other professionals from around the world. Our foremost goal is to provide practical experience and intellectual depth in order to place graduates of the program in curatorial jobs. The program takes full advantage of the vast number of arts institutions and professionals on the doorstep of the school in Chelsea and throughout New York City, which provides countless occasions for study, mentoring and professional development. Go to macp.sva.edu for more information.