The Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan will host the premier of the first annual Queer New York International Arts Festival with performances and installations from artists around the world, beginning today, June 7.
DANCE - PERFORMANCE - EXHIBITION
JUNE 7 TO 15 - QUEER NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL - THE ABRONS ARTS CENTER
Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYI) is a new festival of contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the concept of "queer (in) art." Co-curated by Zvonimir Dobrovi?, artistic director of Queer Zagreb and the Perforations Festival in Croatia, and the art historian André von Ah, the festival aims to dispel preconceived and stereotyped notions of "queer," and provides a platform for expanding the discourse about artistic practices and varying modes of presentation. The festival features works by an exciting line-up of artists including David Wampach (France), Stefano Ricci/Gianni Forte (Italy), Tadasu Takamine (Japan), François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea (France, Argentina), Marlene Monteiro Freitas (Cape Verde), Silvia Costa/Plumes dans la tête (Italy), Biljana Kosmogina (Serbia), Zeljko Zorica (Croatia), Igor Josifov (Macedonia), and the East Village Boys (U.S.) + additional events presented at The Invisible Dog and The Impossible Project. more info and tickets
JUNE 14 & 15 - 8pm - PAQUERETTE - FRANCOIS CHAIGNAUD - CECILIA BENGOLEA - THE INVISIBLE DOG
Pâquerette welcomes the audience into a deep appreciation and debate of the human condition: the dancers search for gratification, the audience's sense of curiosity and the human bodies' holes as connecting points to an exterior and lonely world. Co-presented by Chez Bushwick, The Invisible Dog and Queer NY Festival more info and reservation
JUNE 9 & 10 - 8pm- AUTO & BATTERIE - DAVID WAMPACH - THE ABRONS ARTS CENTER
In October 2010, David Wampach performed Batterie at The Invisible Dog in partnership with CPR. You missed it? No worries, thanks to QNYI, he is back to NYC. A must see! more info and tickets
MORE ABOUT QUEER
QNYI will include a series of discussions and public programs organized by Andy Horwitz and Jeremy M. Barker of Culturebot.org an ongoing exploration and re-imagination of the role of the critic in the 21st Century. Launched as a blog for Performance Space 122 in 2003 and operating independently since 2007, Culturebot functions as an NYC-based magazine covering contemporary performance locally, nationally and internationally. On Friday, June 8, following the 8 pm performance of "Macadamia Nut Brittle" there will be the "The Impersonation Game: Ricci/Forte", and on Tuesday, June 12, the long table discussion "How Queer Everything is Today!". In addition to these events, they will also host artist talkbacks immediately after the performances of David Wampach on Sat., June 9; Tadasu Takamine on Sun., June 10; Marlene Monteiro Freitas on Mon., June. 11; and Plumes dans la Tête on Tues., June 12.
EXHIBITION - RECESSION ART
UNTIL JUNE 17 - EVERYTHING IS INDEX, NOTHING IS HISTORY - THE INVISIBLE DOG
The new Recession Art exhibition presents works that point to physical realities and trace purported histories through archives, found objects, photographs, material states, and physical actions. Curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell.