I am so excited that my performance was mentioned in this important article about the
Art in Odd Places festival. Take a read, see two photographs of me from Saturday!
With the start of Autumn comes another colorful season for art exhibitions and performances.
Please join me if you can and stay tuned for more events as the days get shorter.
NEVER ON OUR PLATE
An interactive meal by Alexandra Ben-Abba @ A.I.R. Gallery
Exhibition @ Repair the World curated by Rebecca Pristoop
Tickets for the meal must be purchased in advance for $10 https://goo.gl/94evyK
Exhibition remains on view @ Repair the World through November 4, 2016
Through a series of participatory Shabbat dinners artist Alexandra Ben-Abba evokes the uncertainty, aggression and helplessness often felt during times of conflict. By serving culturally specific food on hazardous dinnerware she brings the realities of discord to unaffected communities. For the third dinner in her series the artist focuses on the international refugee crises by reflecting upon her own history as a Jewish descendent of displaced people. The meal will consider historical and contemporary displacement through interacting with a new set of dinnerware and recipes sourced from places where Jews have been outcast. The dinner will highlight the lack of material comfort refugees endure.
This event was made possible through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's #MakeItHappen initiative. Additional support from Asylum Arts.
Nourished by OneTable.
We thank A.I.R. Gallery for hosting the meal
Boxed In, 2016
A site-specific performance by Rebecca Pristoop
4pm Saturday October 8, 2016
Near the intersection of 14th street and 10th avenue
Conceived in response to Christina Stahr's Red Tape Labyrinth; Immigration Meditation, I will perform an improvisational movement piece based on my investigations into immigration trends and setbacks in and around NYC. My performance will last one hour and begin around 4pm on Saturday October 8th near the intersection of 14th street and 10th avenue.
Red Tape Labyrinth; Immigration Meditation is a participatory art installation and performance site created by artist Christina Stahr for Art In Odd Places 2016:RACE, a festival of performances, exhibitions, installations, and interventions staged along 14th street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. Facing the Hudson River, and visible from the Highline above, Stahr's walkable flat outline labyrinth recalls that migrations continue to be risked on foot and over water. Traced directly onto the sidewalk using red vinyl tape, the project speaks to the global immigration crisis. Passersby are invited to walk through its single, spiraling path and to physically engage with the experiences of pilgrimage and migration. Outlined in actual red tape, Stahr’s installation provides an imagined path right through the “red tape” of bureaucratic procedures confronting migrants and immigrants at every turn. The Red Tape Labyrinth also welcomes participants to celebrate the diversity of New York City on one of the longest streets in Manhattan.
Presentations and performances by Annemarie Hollander, Rebecca Pristoop, Tom DeMott, Brian O’Mahoney,
Donald and Marc Etienne, and others.
Big News! I am SO excited to share that I will be performing Tamar Ettun's "Mauve Bird" Part: Yellow at the Uppsala Konstmuseum in Sweden this May! We will be recruiting some local Swedes to help us present the piece in the REVOLVE PERFORMANCE ART DAYS (May 6-14), an international festival of art and dance organized by the Museum.
Take a look at our premiere in Bryant Park from April 8th... Part: Yellow
Traversing Tradition: Transformation in and of Contemporary Jewish Life
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Monday April 11, 7 and 7:30-9pm
The very last installation in the three part exhibition I have curated at The Jewish Theological Seminary opens with Gil Yefman's Zygote. In conjunction with the exhibition, we have organized a stellar panel at 7:30pm with Danielle Abrams, Amichai Lau-Lavie, and Gil Yefman, moderated by Norman Kleeblatt, to explore gender fluidity and the other.
Join Gil Yefman at 7pm to hear him speak about Zygote on-site.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP in advance to ease your entry at the security checkpoint.
Come see me perform with Tamar Ettun's
THE MOVING COMPANY
MAUVE BIRD WITH YELLOW TEETH RED FEATHERS GREEN FEET AND A ROSE BELLY
Friday April 8, 3-4pm AND 5-6pm
Followed by Q&A and Reception
Presented by Bryant Park, The Franklin Furnace Fund, Fridman Gallery, and Art Production Fund with Support from LMCC's Studios at 28 Liberty
Movers: Maia Karo, Rebecca Pristoop, Mor Mendel, Sabrina Shapiro, Asher Mones, Laura Bernstein, Tina Wang
Costume Design Ella Dagan