lunedì 3 dicembre 2012

HYBRID BODY - POETIC BODY. The ephemeral art of performance in Venice.



Live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks/presentations, meetings: this is the 1st VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Hybrid Body - Poetic Body, which  will take place in the lagoon city from 8th to 15th December 2012. The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcases works of 31 international Performance artists from around the globe. Pioneers of this art discipline will exhibit alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field. The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK in its first edition explores, under the topic "Hybrid Body - Poetic Body", concepts such as interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political habits and sociability, and how the Self relates to them.
Performance art is a discipline that is - first and foremost - life in itself. As it is ephemeral, it holds an enormous potential of contemporaneity and immediacy.
It is an art form characterized by the use of the artists' own body and attitude as support. It steps beyond boarders to purpose an experience of immediate impact. It requires to be responsive "here and now" and to position oneself. Hence, not only the artist, but also the visitor needs to be prepared for making something happen, to engage emotionally and intellectually into the core of what is Performance art today. The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK aims to catch moments, moods and circumstances, reacting to it, opening up a ground of mutual exchange between artists and audience, with the possibility of a direct, personal discourse about art and its possible impact on modern society.

Source:  veniceperformanceart.org

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