You are here

CAKE: pop-up show and Tsedaye Makonnen's birthday party

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

SOCIAL LIFE AND ART COMMUNITY ARE ONE AND THE SAME. THIS IS A BIRTHDAY PARTY.
THERE WILL ALSO BE POP-UP PERFORMANCES BY:

Tsedaye Makonnen (the birthday hat-wearer!)
Helina Metaferia
Ivy Castellanos
Amanda Hunt
Jodie Lyn Kee Chow
Geraldo Mercado
Zhenesse Heinemann

AND CAKE

What It Is or What It Ain't* a one-night performance art exhibition

Thursday, December 17th 2015

6pm: Roundtable discussion moderated by the artists

8pm: Performances by Helina Metaferia (San Francisco), Tsedaye Makonnen (Washington, DC), Dell M. Hamilton (Boston), and Ayana Evans (Chicago/NYC)

Four artists come together to publicly deal with their agencies as performance artists working within and beyond institutions and artworlds. The evening begins with a public discussion sparked by examples of artists leveraging their own careers in critical ways, like Adrian Piper's pulling out of the exhibition of black performance art Radical Presence, and by the participating artists' own experiences as professional artists, educators, scholars, and curators navigating ethical, political, social, and practical decisions.

The public discussion is followed and framed by performance works by Helina Metaferia, Tsedaye Makonnen, Dell M. Hamilton, and Ayana Evans.

This evening as a whole debates four solo artists' relationships with their own practices, through both artworks and discussion of artworking, providing a public forum for performance practices that deal with beliefs in the strength in the collective voice of black people/women (even if those voices disagree or contradict) as well as resistances to processes commodifying and objectifying identities and artists.

*The title of the evening quotes curator Valerie Cassel Oliver's catalog statement from the 2013 Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art exhibition: "The intention here is to resist reductive conclusions about blackness: what it is or what it ain’t. What is clear is that it exists and has shaped and been shaped by experiences. The artists in this exhibition have defied the ‘shadow’ of marginalization and have challenged both the establishment and at times their own communities.” (2013)

A donation of $5-20 at the door is requested to provide barebones honorariums to the participating artists though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

dellmhamilton.com
helinametaferia.com
tsedaye.com
ayanaevans.com

PERFORMANCY FORUM: Alpha Wormyn

Saturday, July 11th 2015

ALLISON BRAINARD (http://cargocollective.com/allisonbrainard)
ANGELA FREIBERGER (http://www.angelafreiberger.com/)
HELINA METAFERIA
(http://www.helinametaferia.com/)
MARIA HUPFIELD + CHRISTEN CLIFFORD
(https://mariahupfield.wordpress.com/) (http://christenclifford.tumblr.com/)

<O> <O> medusa is laughing
you better run <O> <O>

we debate "power" and objectification (the turning into stone of the living) + love

part of the ongoing platform PERFORMANCY FORUM (www.performancyforum.com) curated by the fen serf.

Practice, Practicing, and the Perpetual Becoming of Performance

Friday, November 7th 2014 to Saturday, November 8th 2014

Petrichor Performance Collective and Panoply Performance Lab present a discursive exhibition of performative works in Brooklyn and Boston in conjunction with panel discussions on the legacy of performative practices and collective engagement in both cities.

This exchange is curated/organized by Helina Metaferia and Esther Neff, respective members of Petrichor and Panoply.

Friday, November 7 Panel Discussions 6pm, Performances @ 7-11pm

Saturday, November 8 Performances @ 7-11pm

Participating Artists: Danielle Abrams, Leah Rafaela Ceriello, Dell M. Hamilton , Tiara Jenkins, Ryan McMahon, Helina Metaferia, Cris Schayer, Bryana Siobhan, Kledia Spiro, Nathaniel Wyrick

About Petrichor Performance Collective: Petrichor is a performing arts collective operating and performing in Boston, MA, founded by MFA students, alumni, and friends of School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Subscribe to RSS - Helina Metaferia