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01 Dec 2016

III Venice International Performance Art Week

'Tattoo for Venice' (2012) © Alperoa. Photo: Cristian Beroiza.



Opening: December 10, 6pm, Palazzo Mora Exhibition: December 11-17, 12am to 9pm, Palazzo Mora Live Program: December 11-17, 15pm to 9.30pm, Palazzo Mora Artist talks: December 11-17, 10.30am to 13pm, Palazzo Michiel

Andrea Pagnes

European Cultural Centre (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel)
Strada Nova 3659
30121 Venice

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Under the focus 'Fragile Body – Material Body', the III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK concludes the trilogy project following the first two editions 'Hybrid Body – Poetic Body' and 'Ritual Body – Political Body' that took place in December 2012 and 2014.
In this third edition the live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcases artworks of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art practice will 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 cutting edge live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators.
Assuming the artist's body as primary material of artistic expression, the final edition of the trilogy project aims to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to Live art, Body art and performance art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; fragility and vulnerability of the physical body and of social relationships; mental and spiritual states rendered through liminal corporeal manifestation; as well as encouraging questions around the post-organic transformations and mutations to which we subject the human body.
The presence of human beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition: the communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care, seeking to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary culture and art in a vital way.

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 Charalambous, Thanassis Chondros/Alexandra Katsiani, Helen Cole, Coco Fusco & Paula Heredia, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Ria Hartley, 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 Papaconstantìnou, 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.

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

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)

VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes)

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

A comprehensive catalogue book in hard cover 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.