Performance by Jeremiah Day

    Jeremiah Day i Bart de Kroon, "The Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness", Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, photo by Bartosz Stawiarski

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites you to the performance "MAQUIS" and the accompanying exhibition.

In his artistic practice, visual artist and performer Jeremiah Day examines the tensions and dependencies between mechanisms of individual and collective memory. The artist draws on personal recollections, microhistories and local mythologies, as well as working through community experiences in the perspective of political processes and historical events. During his dynamic performances, which he interweaves with other media (particularly photography and video), Day engages the entire apparatus of forms for embodiment and movement, which put up resistance to the material: he crawls, and runs and falls, all while weaving stories and exchanging remarks and anecdotes with the audience.

On Thursday, 6 October, Day will perform the work Maquis, which takes the form of a town-hall meeting, directly engaging the audience in an open discussion. The meeting will be led by Jeremiah Day together with Krytyka Polityczna commentator Jakub Dymek and philosopher Mateusz Werner. In response to the ongoing debate on the crisis of identity and European integration, the point of departure for our deliberations will a performative presentation of Day’s slides about the history of federalism and the resistance movement in Europe, combining elements of the thought of Hannah Arendt and the tradition of existentialism.

Jeremiah Day

(born 1974)

is an American artist living and working in Berlin and Amsterdam. His works have been shown at such locations as the Santa Monica Museum, the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Arnolfini in Bristol, and the Thessaloniki Biennale.

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