ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) in collaboration with PerForMIA and hosted by Edge Zones Project presents the Transcontinental Performance Art Platform, NeXus during MIAMI ART WEEK 2017.
Saturday, Dec. 9th, 8:00-11:00 pm, EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY, Miami
Sunday, Dec, 10th, 3:00-6:00 pm, LUMMUS PARK, South Beach
Photo: Elisa Osborne and Yidan Zeng.
December 2, 2017 (Miami, USA) — NeXus, a new Transcontinental Performance Art Platform, an initiative curated by interdisciplinary artist, and cultural entrepreneur, Hector Canonge, will premiere in the United States during Miami Art Week. Hosted by Edge Zones Art Gallery, Miami’s leading performance art venue, and PerForMIA, created and directed by Charo Oquet, NeXus will present new performances by local, national, and international artists selected from a world-wide open call.
For its first edition, NeXus curatorial theme explores and treat notions of human (dis)connections, personal binds, social (re)attachments, misplaced identities, and focal (dis)placements. As a new initiative, NeXus will bring diverse manifestations of performance art where the body is at the center of artistic expression, corporeal examination, and challenging execution.
Rachelle Beaudoin (United States), Uta Brauser (Germany) with Florence Benichou (France), Thomas Bell (United States), Soojin Chang (South Korea), Alexandra Holownia (Poland), Riccardo Matlakas (Italy), Elisa Osborne (Venezuela) with Yidan Zeng (China), Veronica Peña (Spain), and Cynthia Post Hunt (United States).
Saturday, December 9th, 8:00-11:00 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)
EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY
Sunday, December 10th, 3:00-6:00 pm
Entrance of 14th Street, South Beach, Miami
March 8 – April 6 2017
group show of 7 artists, expressing their aspect of the female in emotional, conceptional, bold, celebratory or outrage forms
with paintings, sculptures, fiber art, photography and performance work.
Artists: Eva Genevieve, Sienna Reid, Eva Mueller, Nyssa Frank, Uta Brauser, Francis Christie and Elizabeth Flores
curated by Uta Brauser
held in 2 locations: the mobile gallery and
Koda Restaurant and bar, 985 Flushing Ave, Bushwick NY 11237
Sienna Reid’s pen and ink drawings on paper reflect on the words that women (and their intersectional community) are called when the intention is to demean them and assassinate their character.
The words originate in the world of subjective fantasy, but are used as if they are factual and based in reality. They are words that are impossible to counter, much like how the woman accused of being a witch in the past would be spared if she drowned, but would be convicted if she swam.
Reid’s work claims the words that women are called and makes them our own, without shame, emboldened and empowered.
A self described Homo Sapiens, dives into the unknown with eyes wide open exploring numerous mediums to dissect the beautiful questions our world gives birth to.
Eva‘s work incorporates a variety of cultural influences from her native Germany, including Bauhaus and Modernism.
Graphic design and fine art evolved into her main medium: photography.
The naked human body in all forms and shapes is the focus of her work. “It’s the visual essence of being human”.
Eva displays a deep fascination with androgyny and how our perceptions of gender conformity and transgression are expressed, gender and race convergence and divergence. She is always challenging her viewers to look more deeply and question their judgments.
TFUK, Brooklyn based.
Mixed medium artist. Acrylic paint pens, ink, industrial markers.
A lot of abstract skulls and wonders why you care who I am? Do you like it? Yes or no?
About his females:
He admires the bravery these celebrities had to backpedal out of scandals from the spot light.
Centered around processes of restriction and experimentation, Eva’s oil paintings contain abstracted narratives built upon various “intimate inanimate” relationships using glazes and/or impasto techniques.
is a classically trained visual, theater artist specializing in costume design. She is currently returning and working to find her voice with her first love, fine arts.
Elizabeth works in textile mediums, her work is centered around literary reflections on people’s interactions.
Artist, curator, artpreneur, activist, obsessed with the reflections about the human character and interactions in the social context and community. German born, long time New Yorker.
The Coney Island boardwalk scene was a special project produced by Spaeth Design for Junior’s cheesecake and restaurant. To be mounted at their new location in Boca Raton FL.
The layout and combination of details was designed by Spaeth staff, I painted the mural with some assistance of Spaeth painters.
Acrylic, glazes on canvas. 7.5ft x 25 ft
To complete the Frida Kahlo theme and collection I wanted to paint a few portraits or scenes where Frida and Diego are together.
They needed each other and regardless of the tumultuous relationship could not do without each other.
This large painting is on an art truck, (“acrylic on truck”), often parked in Williamsburg BK on Bedford Avenue on the North Side.
I chose the Industry mural theme for Diego as the backdrop because as a communist he stood up for the people, worker rights, and he appreciated the development of the job industry even though he struggled with the capitalist market aspect. The DIA Detroit Institute of Art director did have major objections when Diego painted the factory workers on theses fresco murals, glorifying the work force.
I also love that the Diego mural represents the world’s first car assembly line built and designed in Detroit, Edsel and Henry Ford.
My Uta Brauser 2013 depiction: the face of determination, a general trait, in this case making reference to a previous photo that made cover page on the JC Magazine. Here the expression is determined to cut the long pink dreadlockes of 10 years.
Expressionism with the influence of pop art, this original painting is: 6′ x 4′, acrylic paint, airbrushed acrylic, canvas, painted November 2014.
My Frida Kahlo portrait series celebrates this artist, her daring energy, her cultural authenticity and yet individuality, standing up as a female in a man’s world.
This original painting is 68″‘x 48″, un-stretched canvas, acrylic and enamel .
My Frida Kahlo portrait series celebrates this artist, her daring energy, her cultural authenticity and yet individuality, standing up as a female. I see Frida as today’s Mona Lisa. This piece depicts the stare, pride and fascination of the contemporary Mexican artist.
This expressionist painting is 60″‘x 42″, canvas, acrylic and enamel paint, German expressionism with a touch of pop art.
This Frida portrait “Frida La Reina” is my most representative rendering of her determined energy, her strength and centeredness.
This is a larger than usual drip of a female nude, latex enamel paint on canvas, 54″ x 36″, German expressionism, the energy and expression are the prevalent factors.
I deconstruct shape and form, with line drawings and paintings. The lines takes us on a journey to trace our roots in relationship to the universe and matter.
The face I worked with is already a male portrait in my series. This four panel painting is an original painting with oil ink and acrylic on unstretched canvas., size 6′ x 4′. Can ship as a roll