Marfa Book Co. PRESENTS A SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION and PERFORMANCES BY AUTUMN AHN and AMANDA MACIEL ANTUNES, the artists’ first visit in their Performance Tour Project. Through this engagement, the artists examine the forms that their work can take in an unfamiliar shared space in the process of producing art. The result is a simultaneous composition that transforms the performative spaces into allegories of its original function.
CROWLEY THEATRE 6PM-8PM
Marfa Book Co. // Crowley Theatre
s 79843, 104 S Austin St, Marfa, TX 79843
Autumn Ahn (b. 1986, Philadelphia, USA) is currently a Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. Her conceptual multimedia works and performances use installation, sound, video and works-on-paper. Ahn's project is composed of a series of variations of performances about the subversion of allegorical representation of female bodies in mythologies from history. Thus far, this image has been constructed as a collage of modes of objectification through materials becoming attached to the body. We'd like to take this performance opportunity to expand on that towards the absurd.
Amanda Maciel Antunes (b. 1987, Brazil) is a multidisciplinary artist currently an artist in residence at The Mine Artspace in Los Angeles, CA. She works in a variety of mediums including installation, imagery, objects assemblage, video, performance, and writing. She has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles and São Paulo and recently been commissioned works for Lacma space at Art Basel Hong Kong and will be a guest artist this coming Fall at Gamli Skoli in Hrísey, Iceland.
Amanda is one of the participating artists at LA Weekly’s fifth annual art party, Artopia, a celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene in Los Angeles. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in DTLA at Union Station, a Historic-Cultural monument and “the last of the great train stations.”
A performance/exhibition taking place in a space and time frozen by its unpractical consequences.
Autopsicografia* (Portuguese) is an abstract narrative by artist Amanda Maciel Antunes (aka daMa), telling the story of adapting to a new language and thought. Thinking is a language that doesn’t make the distinction of a matter of course and in this narrative the artist explores these allegedly distinct parts of nature with doubts in its incision. During its course the artist concedes, interferes and changes her reality by meddling with her seemingly instinctive area of perception and culture camouflage; gradually speaking to an audience (physical or in a cloud) that her boundaries on a spectrum are universal constants of the human race.
Duration is 10 hours. Guests are invited to come as they please**. The exhibition will be recorded. Guest artists (TBA) will be invited to participate throughout the day.
5320 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90032
*The title of this performance is a homage to the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa’s poem of the same name.
**Out of town audience will be invited to join a live broadcast via Google Hangout prior to event.
March 9th 2017 // LA Art Walk 7pm - 10pm
LOBBY GALLERY // 725 S Spring st. Downtown Los Angeles
Amanda is interested in the process of altering our own messages and interpretations of identity and distance; often without us knowing. A Brazil-native that developed her professional presence working out of São Paulo, then Boston and most recently Los Angeles. Her experiences of distance, migration and identity from the places both in her past and future, allows for a particular sensitivity to the themes of her work. Skeleton Women is inspired by the myth of Life/Death/Life cycles of nature and fate.
Showing new work during Open Studios weekend!
All are welcome!
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thanks for all the love regarding my illustration for @lennyletter -- There's so much power in sharing stories, I was so overwhelmingly proud & grateful to share this and coming from a country where reproductive rights and abortion as a choice is still very much illegal (believe it not = #Brasil) we should all be talking about this with our mothers, grandmothers, children and strangers. #askyourmother #LennyLetter
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