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08/11/2016 Settimana della Performance a Venezia 10-17 dicembre

10 - 17 Dec 2016 | Venice

Fragile Body - Material Body
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Fragile Body - Material Body
Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659, Venice, Italy
10 - 17 December 2016
OPENING: Saturday, 10 December 2016, 18:00
The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK will take place at Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concludes the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).
The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcases in its third edition again works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which are presented in cooperation with cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibit and perform alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.
The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.
For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression. Aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of Performance and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; delicacy and vulnerability of the physical body as well as of social relationships; transparency of mental and spiritual states through the physical manifestation; as well as the possibilities, limitations, transformations and mutations of our human physicality.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK wishes to enrich the highly renowned art scene in Venice with the audacious art form of performance art.

Marilyn Arsem, Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, Janusz Bałdyga, Giovanni Fontana, Franko B, Antonio Manuel, ORLAN, Stelarc.

Marina Abramović, Dimitris Alithinos, John Baldessari, Lisa Bufano, John Cage & Klaus vom Bruch, Sophie Calle, Cassils, Panos Charalambos, Thanassis Chondros/Alexandra Katsiani, Helen Cole, Coco Fusco & Paula Heredia, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Mona Hatoum, Irwin, Maria Karavela, Arrigo Lora Totino, Tran Luong, Ato Malinda, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Linda Montano, Charlotte Moorman & Nam June Paik, Andrea Morucchio, Otto Mühl & Hermann Nitsch, Bruce Nauman, OHO Group, Yoko Ono, Leda Papakonstantìnou, Mike Parr, Douglas Quin & Lorne Covington, Pipilotti Rist, Lerato Shadi, Demetrio Stratos, Matej Stupica & Lenka Đorojević, Theodoros,sculptor, Katerina Thomadaki/Maria Klonaris, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol & Jørgen Leth, Lawrence Weiner, Jud Yalkut, Mary Zygouri | ART WEEK Fringe.

Evangelia Basdekis, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Kris Canavan, Samanta Cinquini & Luca Nava, Alexander Del Re, Jeannette Ehlers, Nicola Fornoni, Christina Georgiou, Gim Gwang Cheol, gyrl grip, Jeff Huckleberry, Casey Jenkins, Anna Kosarewska, KörperSchafftKlang, Kyrahm & Julius Kaiser, Sara Kostić, jamie lewis hadley, Andrea Marcaccio, Noé Martínez & María Sosa, James McAllister, Johann Merrich, Mladen Miljanović, Martin O'Brien, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Alexandros Plomaritis, Alicia Radage, Preach R Sun, Ivana Ranisavljević, Mauro Sambo, Marcel Sparmann, Suka Off, Susanne Weins & Sašo Vollmaier | ART WEEK Fringe.

Patrizio Peterlini & Luigi Bonotto (Fondazione Bonotto), Jessica Berlanga-Taylor (Fundacion Alumnos47), Chiara Cartuccia & Celeste Ricci (EX NUNC), Massimo Premuda & Maria Campitelli (Gruppo 78/DoubleRoom), Aurora Fonda (Galleria A+A), Marta Jovanovic & Milica Pekić (Galerija G12 HUB), Francesco Kiais (G.A.P. Gathering Around Performance), Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency), Jill McDermid (Grace Exhibition Space), Prem Sarjo & Alexander Del Re (Ejercicios Mosqueto/PerfoLink), Leisa Shelton (Fragment 31), Christian Lund & Kasper Bech Dyg (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art | Louisiana Channel), Francesca Carol Rolla.

Acknowledgements for Cultural Consulting
Electronic Arts Intermix (New York), LIMA (Amsterdam), Video Data Bank (Chicago), Re:Voir (Paris).

A PROJECT BY VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes)

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is the independent live art exhibition project conceived, initiated and curated by artist duo VestAndPage, and co-organised by Studio Contemporaneo non-profit Cultural Association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates, Live Arts Cultures and European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation, which hosts the project in its premises in Venice.

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is a free admission, non funded, non-profit, and noncommercial cultural project, under the patronage of the Regione di Veneto and with the Municipal Administration Recognition of Citta' di Venezia | Le Citta' in Festa. The project is sustained by the cultural contribution of prestigious institutions, project-associated curators, and the logistics in-kind support of donors, philanthropists and Venetian enterprises such as ConCAVe and Riviera.

General enquiries:
Admission free

• Exhibition Opening
Saturday, 10 December 2016, 18:00h

• Exhibition hours
Sunday, 11 to Saturday, 17 December 2016, 12:00 - 21:00h

• Morning Talks
11, 12, 14 - 17 December 2016, 10:30h, Palazzo Michiel
(Strada Nuova, 4391, Campo Santi Apostoli)

13 December 2016 10:30h, Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
In collaboration with Galleria A+A
(San Marco 3260, nearby Palazzo Grassi)

• Live Durational Performances
Sunday, 11 to Saturday, 17 December 2016,15:00 - 18:00h

• Evening Program of Live Performances
Saturday, 10 to Saturday, 17 December 2016, 19:00 - 21:00h

The detailed program can be found on the website.


• ART WEEK | Studies. PAStudies #51 "Critical Reflection II" by P.A.S. Performance Art Studies
• ART WEEK | Workshop Series. In collaboration with Live Arts Cultures (Spring 2017)

A comprehensive documentation of the III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2016, accompanied by a selection of theoretical texts on performance art by international scholars, will be published after the event.  The catalogue of the II VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2014 will be launched on this edition.

In the framework of the Learning Program of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2016, PAS Performance Art Studies present the theoretical studies "Critical Reflection II". For more information and on how to apply please visit the PAS website.
ConCAVe Venice offers the visitors to the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK exclusive reduced prices in central hotels on the island of Venice and on mainland Mestre:
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