TALKS + EVENTS // 2014



PERFORMANCE: WILMER WILSON IV

 

FROM MY PAPER BAG COLORED HEART

 

 

Presented by CONNERSMITH., Washington DC

Booth 1.17

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 1.30 pm

Saturday, March 8, 1.30 pm

 

 

 

Wilmer Wilson IV enacts a durational performance and 'living sculpture' of inflated paper bags and his own body. Wilson references the skin-tone politics of the paper bag test and discrimination based on color, utilizing this historical lens in a meditation on skin, objecthood, and liminality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PERFORMANCE: PAMELA COUNCIL

 

SWEET GRACE

 

 

Presented by Kianga Ellis Projects, New York

Booth 2.03

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 7 pm

Sunday, March 9, 1.30 pm

 

 

 

Pamela Council walks the fair floor in a solo strut dedicated to the spirit, fortitude, and ingenuity of the original charismatic prosperity preacher: Bishop Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace, James Brown's childhood idol. Council sees the stylish, snazzy dresser's signature style as symbolic of Americana and as elements of 'blaxidermy', her word for those exuberant embodiments of Soul that are stiffened by history and exploitation.

 

 

Performance begins in VOLTA TALKS LOUNGE and continues throughout both floors of the fair.

 

 

 

 

 


TALK: METANOIA – PRACTICES OF EXHAUSTION

 

Holly Bynoe, Blake Daniels, Olivia McGilchrist, Jayson Keeling, Joiri Minaya, Ian Deleon, John Cox

 

 

VOLTA TALKS LOUNGE

 

 

Friday, March 7, 6 pm

 

 

 


Joiri Minaya, Binólogo #3 (from the Series Binólogos), 2012, HD Video, 6:51 mins

 

ARC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Holly Bynoe (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Junior Editor/Curator Blake Daniels (USA) lead a discussion centered around Caribbean and diasporan-based artists whose practices intersect various disciplines including New Media, Performance Art, and Socially Engaged Practices. This informal discussion will highlight critical concerns in the development of visual language through the examination of private and public realities of contemporary Caribbean society.

 

 

 

TALK: CRITICAL PRACTICES INC.

 

ON THE FUTURE OF THE GALLERY (EXHIBITION)     

 

 

VOLTA TALKS LOUNGE

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 3 pm

 


 

 

CPI will host an un-moderated conversation prompted by Curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud on the topic of The Death of the Gallery Show*.

 

The Public Interface: LaTableRonde format brings together 30 participants (some invited, some not) to engage in a public discussion concerning contemporary cultural conditions. This conversation will be audio recorded and a transcription will be made available to all participants. CPI is concurrently presenting at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

 

Please RSVP to rsvp@voltashow.com as space is limited.

 



* We suggest you read "Saltz on the Death of the Gallery Show" by Jerry Saltz
(New York Magazine, April 8, 2013)

 

 

 

TALK: CONCEPT/ICON

 

PERFORMANCE ART IN POPULAR CULTURE             

Pati Hertling, Ryan McNamara, Adam Whitney Nichols, Carl Swanson, and Kate Sutton (moderator)

 

 

VOLTA TALKS LOUNGE

 

 

Saturday, March 8, 6 pm

 


 

 

The New York Performance Artists Collective (NYPAC) considers the position of contemporary performance art within popular culture, in a discussion moderated by Kate Sutton (Freelance Writer and Artforum.com Contributor) and featuring Pati Hertling (Independent Curator and Attorney), Ryan McNamara (Artist), Adam Whitney Nichols (Head of Film Projects for Visionaire), and Carl Swanson (New York Magazine Editor at Large). As media’s fascination with this realm continues to grow, performance art has become a frame of reference for broader cultural practices. The conversation will cover the current discourse surrounding performance icons such as Marina Abramović and their collaborations with cultural purveyors including Jay Z and Lady Gaga.

 

 

 

TALK: PAINTING TODAY

 

CONTEMPORARY VOICES AND THE '100 PAINTERS OF TOMORROW'

Kurt Beers, Blake Daniels, Andrew Salgado

 

 

VOLTA TALKS LOUNGE

 

 

Sunday, March 9, 3 pm

 


Blake Daniels, They Left Him Dead and Dying', 2012, oil on canvas, 152 x 110 cm

 

 

Kurt Beers, Director of Beers Contemporary, moderates a discussion exploring emerging trends in the future of painting, following the recent worldwide open-call toward the selection of painters to be included in 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson, fall 2014). Panelists include Blake Daniels (American, based in Savannah, GA and Johannesburg) and Andrew Salgado (Canadian, based in London), both selected for the forthcoming publication, who offer their insights into painting within new contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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