NeXus performance at Art Basel Miami

NeXus
Transcontinental Performance Art Platform

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.

Participating Artists:

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).

Performances:

Saturday, December 9th, 8:00-11:00 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY

3317 NW 7th Ave. Circle, Miami, FL 33127

Public Interventions:

Sunday, December 10th, 3:00-6:00 pm

LUMMUS PARK

Entrance of 14th Street, South Beach, Miami

HER is SHE

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

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.

Nyssa Frank

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 Mueller
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.

Francis Christie

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.

Eva Genevieve

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.

Elizabeth Flores

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.

Uta Brauser

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.

Uta Bauhaus Uta

The Uta Bauhaus Uta piece is being performed and reinterpreted again at artvonfrei

Brunnenstr. 187       10119 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0) 30 47 59 54 50
Mobil: +49 (0) 1 51 56 00 03 44

in Berlin on March 2nd 2017, 7 pm. Costumes by Uta Bekaia and Uta Brauser, music by Heidi Lorenz Wettach-Hussa, performers  Andrew Clarke (New Zealand) and Bianca Lozano Sanders (Spain).

 

The first piece was created in coordination with the Bauhaus Babies exhibit at Odetta gallery, Bushwick NY, December 17 2016

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229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206
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Celebrating this beautiful exhibition with Richard Bottwin, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Sylvia Schwartz

closing reception  6 – 8pm
Dec 17, 2016

Special performance:

a collaborative movement piece  at 7 pm

Uta Bauhaus Uta

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Uta Bauhaus Uta performance

street art murals

Street art murals of 2015/16 on walls or trucks around NYC. I have painted a lot of Frida Kahlo themes in this period.

scenic mural Coney Island boardwalk

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

Frida and Diego mural

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.

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Frida and Diego in Detroit
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the couple
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standing in front of Diego Rivera’s Industry mural, Detroit
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Diego mural detail
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Diego mural Henry Ford first assembly line
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workers at the Henry Ford plant
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Diego face detail

Design Walk Atlantic Ave

Design Walk is a curated event and showcase, a collaborative effort between Uta Brauser and Design related businesses on Atlantic Avenue in the district of the Atlantic Avenue BID.

The event is produced by the Atlantic Ave BID,  May 7 3pm – 8pm, creating pedestrian plazas in the public space with exciting activities allowing people of all ages to EXPERIENCE design and artisan techniques in process.

This event is endorsed by the NYC department of Cultural affairs, DOT, NYCGO.com, NYCxDesign, in the business corridor of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District.

 

Frida Kahlo spreading her flowers into the universe

performance piece by Uta Brauser,

with Jetaime Pizarro and Amber Lee

Frida expressed herself very strongly in her paintings,  although considered surrealist,she painted her own realities.

The flowers to remain in the universe symbolize the female, a delicate soul, hoping for permanence and unperishable presence.

Uta’s live action painting creates a Frida portrait, then a wheelchair Frida adds the flowers to the painting, the “super flower Frida” will spread more petals into the area, room and audience.

performed at the  UP NYC  performance art festival April 21 at Paper Box, Brooklyn.

Fashion future wearable art: Evolve Wear

Evolve Wear Fashion Film by Ravene Noir part 1

Evolve Wear Fashion Film part 2

 

These films are a collaboration between Uta Brauser and Ravene Noir, Fall 2012 Spring 2013

merging Uta’s  Evolve Wear collection, movement, sound  with  Ravene’s design, projections and expression into an art film.

Shot at 190 Columbus Drive, Jersey City, 2nd location of the Fish with Braids Gallery.

Performers/models:  Caridad Rivera, Rodina Mikhail, Lisa G,  KC Schweickert

Projections: Adam

Sculptures

Sculptures are my main passion in art, I enjoy the physical aspect of bringing a concept, an image, a portrait into the 3dimensional form.

Shaping clay or carving into materials, it all represents a joy of bringing out the shape of an object.

 

The above sculptures were created with the Spaeth Design team for Barnes & Noble New York in August 2015. They are 3/4 life size and are structured to hold their books on display in their windows and display areas.