Workshop: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - Thursday, October 9, 2014 — 11:00am - 5:00pm
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

Presented in collaboration with EMMEDIA

This workshop aims to re-think the basic elements of Performance Art and experiment with performativity in a wider sense and applied to different art practices. In the early 70´s Performance Art language was founded and intensively developed by some pioneers. Nowadays this artistic language has to be conceptually and aesthetically updated, redefined from its pillars and removed from an anachronistic and infertile body. How to deal with the notions of time, space, presence and action in the digital era? How to do art following a performative paradigm? How to articulate new artistic languages and formats that question and mirror more accurately the different issues of our time?

Andrés Galeano is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, drawing, performance, video, installation and sound. His researches of the last years gravitated towards the myth of flying, the archetypical figure of the human-bird, the performativity of the index finger in our iSociety and the photo-album. He likes to reflect on our contemporary world by opening philosophical questions and using humor as a critical and poetical tool. He practices art following a performative paradigm, putting more emphasis on the process, the construction of situations in a certain context, the (inter)actions and the creation of experiencies rather than the production of tangible objects.
Andrés Galeano was born in Spain in 1980. He holds a Philosophy degree at the Universtiy of Barcelona, a Photography diploma at the Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and a Sculpture/Free Art degree at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. He works with drawing, photography, video, installation and performance and has realized exhibitions and performances in Europe, Latin America and Canada. In Berlin he has been curating the performance art programme Extension Series at Grimmuseum, ¡POESÍACCIÓN! at Instituto Cervantes and co-organizing the Month of Performance Art Berlin. He lives in Berlin and Barcelona.

Workshop: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art


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