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Enacting Stillness Opening

Enacting Stillness Opening
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6-8pm

jonas_songdelay5-300dpiJoan Jonas, Songdelay, 1973. Black and white 16mm film with sound. Duration 18:35 min. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. 


Enacting Stillness will be on view from Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, January 13, 2017. The exhibition considers the political potential of slowing down and stopping as forms of resistance, protest, and refusal. An international group of artists engage in practices that challenge and upend our expectations for the continuity of performative compositions, lines of movement, and modes of thought. Working with the disciplines of choreography, theater, moving image, sculpture and performance, Enacting Stillness presents a multivalent reflection on political histories from the Americas to Europe and Asia, with projects that employ a range of gestures and time-based practices to question what unexpected ruptures like meditation, contemplation, rest, and distortions of movement and time might mean to both the artist and the viewer.

Enacting Stillness features artists John Ahearn, Rehan Ansari, Nicolás Dumit Estevéz, Brendan Fernandes, Alicia Grullón, Yoko Inoue, Joan Jonas, Claudia Joskowicz, Kirsten Justesen, Kimsooja, Carlos Martiel, Bruce Nauman, Clifford Owens, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Emily Roysdon, and Roman Stětina. Together, the artists in this exhibition reveal the parallel connections between art and political engagement, between stillness and activation.

Please find more details about the exhibition here

September 7, 2016