Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Room 213 (adjacent to the gallery)
April 22, 2015
6:30 – 8PM
Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Robert Longo, Tavia Nyong’o and Martha Wilson
Organized and Moderated by Alaina Claire Feldman, Independent Curators International (ICI)
In conjunction with the exhibition Martha Wilson, Performing, Re-enacting and Reacting will explore key complex issues surrounding the current tendency to re-perform historical works. How do artists (and sometimes institutions) re-enact a performance outside of its original artistic milieu? How do re-enacted performances differ from the original work (temporally, contextually) and how can we continue to present them in the now? Should there be a standardization for presenting performance today? Bringing together artists and art historians who have extensive engagements with performance in New York, this panel will consider the participants’ diverse approaches in answering these questions through several specific case studies.
Performing, Re-enacting and Reacting is presented in collaboration with Pratt Manhattan Gallery on the occasion of Martha Wilson’s Franklin Furnace, and to coincide with Martha Wilson: Downtown at NYU Fales Library and Performing Franklin Furnace at Participant Inc.
Image: Mike Smith, Baby Ikki, Performing Franklin Furnace, Participant Inc., 2015.