Grace Exhibition Space, a gallery with a focus on performance art, is making its Avenue C debut tomorrow night... in a rather offbeat and nondescript location — sandwiched between a dry cleaners and the Avenue C pharmacy between 11th Street and 12th Street. (No. 182 to be exact.)
The nonprofit, founded in 2006, relocated here from Bushwick.
A 2011 feature on Grace in Brooklyn Rail noted that it is "the sole gallery in this city that shows specifically, in its most intentionally narrow definition, Performance Art."
Here's more about them via their website:
Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established ... our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Here's what's happening tomorrow night at 6:
PERFORMEANDO is the first transcontinental Performance Art platform focusing on featuring works of performance artists who identify themselves as Latin, Latina/o, Latinx or Hispanic living and working in the United States.
After its last presentation in Berlin, Germany, PERFORMEANDO, returns to New York City this Fall with the program "Somatopias" to be presented in Manhattan's Lower East side at Grace Exhibition Space (November 30) with public interventions — weather permitting — at the passage way 12th Street and Avenue C. "Somatopias" centers around notions of corporal adaptability, transformation, (dis)placement, and physical (re)location as explored, expressed and presented by selected artists.
Find more details here.
Yay! Performance art in formerly empty storefronts. I'll take it!
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