Flow, James Gallery

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Artist in felt shoe prototype outside of Trestle Projects Brooklyn 2016

Flow is a 15-minute performance in three parts—Felt Brick Shoes, Red, White and Red, and Going Up—focuses on the orchestration of social choreography both in and outside the gallery through the everyday sensibility of being human as practiced by fluxist artist Alison Knowles. Processes of walking, movement and performing rituals with natural materials are all part of Knowles’s practice that relate to this new work by Maria Hupfield. This performance takes place on Friday October 14th at 6:30pm, for the exhibition House of Dust by Alison Knowles, The James Gallery, The Center for Humanities, CUNY, New York, and is held in conjunction with the conference Scales of Visibility in Global Indigenous Art.

The James Gallery is located at 365 Fifth Avenue, First Floor, New York, NY 10016.

House of Dust by Alison Knowles opens Wednesday, September 7th from to 8pm with a  live performance by Alison Knowles and is on view until October 29th, 2016. A rich line-up of both on and offsite programing, performances, exhibits, workshops, readings, lectures and conversations accompany this show. Curators are Katherine Carl, Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot.

Artists include: Alison Knowles and Ay-o, Chloë Bass, Keren Benbenisty, Jérémie Bennequin, George Brecht, Hugo Brégeau, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Alejandro Cesarco, Jagna Ciuchta, Constant, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Yona Friedman, Mark Geffriaud, Beatrice Gibson, Eugen Gomringer, Dan Graham, Jeff Guess, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Maria Hupfield, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Norman C. Kaplan, Allan Kaprow, Frederick Kiesler, Nicholas Knight, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Mikko Kuorinki, Theo Lutz, Stephane Mallarmé, Alan Michelson, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jenny Perlin, Nina Safainia, Carolee Schneeman, Mieko Shiomi, James Tenney, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, and Emmett Williams.

Flow is part of the Scales of Visibility in Global Indigenous Art, Friday, October 14th this conference explores the ways in which the practices of indigenous artists operate within the globalized platform of contemporary art. How might art practice and art history address encounters between heritage, commodification, and difference as they take root in the careers of indigenous artists working today? Positing indigenous art as an increasingly prominent area in which issues of race, difference, and post-colonial critique are contested and made visible, the symposium brings together scholars, artists, and curators to examine the workings of indigenous art on multiple levels, including: opposition with the national, contact with the international, and solidarity with the global indigenous.

The conference is presented in conjunction with the Vera List Center‘s Indigenous New York, Curatorially Speaking on Saturday, October 15, at the New School.


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