apexart :: newARTtheater



Alix Pearlstein, production still from Talent, 2009

thur, oct 14: 6:30-7:30 pm


apexart will be open from 6-8 pm in conjunction with SoHo night.  

John Kelly, Liz Magic Laser, David Levine, and Alix Pearlstein discuss their work and its relationship to theater. As art appropriates theater, how does the aesthetics of performance evolve? Illuminating their own work and practices, the newARTtheater panelists will address virtuosity, the performance text, institutional critique, the social conditions of performance, presence, the critical reception of ARTtheater, and the politics of the body.

The discussion, moderated by Paul David Young, is organized by and will be published in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press).

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist, who has received numerous awards including 2 Obies, 2 Bessies, and a Cal Arts Alpert Award. Fellowships and residencies include the American Academy in Rome, Guggenheim Foundation, Radcliffe Institute, Civitella Ranieri, and the Sundance Theater Lab. His visual art has been exhibited at Alexander Gray Associates, ICA Philadelphia, MIT Lis Visual Art Center, and The New Museum for Contemporary Art. He recently starred in ‘The Clerk’s Tale’ directed by James Franco. A revival of his work based on the Viennese Expressionist Egon Schiele ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’ will be performed La MaMa this December. He is currently an Armory Artist in Residence at the Park Avenue Armory. Archive: www.johnkellyperformance.org
Liz Magic Laser lives and works in New York City. She recently attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the LMCC Workspace residency program. Her recent solo show at Derek Eller Gallery (NYC), chase, was reviewed by The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Artforum.com, N + 1 and Art Review. Laser's work is currently included in Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 where her performance Flight also recently debuted. She is continuing to develop Flight with the award of a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art grant. Her work has been shown at New York venues including Southfirst, Sue Scott, Smack Mellon and The Art Production Fund. Laser has also exhibited internationally at NT art gallery (Bologna, Italy), Karlin Hall for the Prague Biennale 4 (Czech Republic), the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv and the Georgian National Museum for Artisterium 2009 (Tbilisi, Georgia).
David Levine's work examines the conditions of spectacle and spectatorship across a range of media. His performance work has been seen at MoMA, Documenta XII, GBE@Passerby, PS122, the Watermill Center, and HAU2 Berlin, and nonperformance work at Cabinet Magazine's exhibition space, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), and Galerie Feinkost (Berlin). As a theater director, he's directed premieres at the Atlantic, Vineyard, and Primary Stages theaters, and developed new work at the Sundance Theater Lab. He lives in New York and Berlin, where he is director of the Studio Programme at the European College of Liberal arts.
Alix Pearlstein’s work in video and performance has been widely exhibited. Selected solo exhibitions include On Stellar Rays, NYC; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; The Kitchen, NYC; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA; Salon 94, NYC; Lugar Commum, Lisbon; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Postmasters Gallery, NYC. Selected group exhibitions and screenings include MoBY, Tel Aviv; Internationale D’Art De Quebec; EV+A, Ireland; BAM/PFA, Berkeley; SMAK, Ghent; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Biennale de Lyon, France; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. and The Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Pearlstein lives and works in New York.

Paul David Young’s Balcony Scene 2010 was performed at MoMA PS1 September 11, 16, and 23, 2010, as part of the museum’s Greater New York exhibition. He won the Kennedy Center’s 2009 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. His work has been developed or produced at the Alliance Theater of Atlanta, the Kennedy Center, the Kraine Theater, La Mama E.T.C., the Lion’s Theater on Theater Row, the Living Theatre, LMAK Projects, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, Philadelphia University of the Arts, the Red Room, and, in Icelandic, at the Kaffileikhusid in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a Djerassi resident artist in October/November 2010. In 2008, he co-curated with Franklin Evans the exhibition Perverted by Theater at apexart. He is a regular contributor to PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press).

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All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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