Off-hinge / Off-center
Alternative histories for 20th century performance

  • Off-hinge / Off-center

“Off-hinge / Off-center – alternative histories for 20th century performance” constitutes part three of the research programme carried out by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw devoted to performance arts, prepared in cooperation with André Lepecki - Performance Studies professor at the New York University (NYU) and Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts).

The ever increased importance of performance in contemporary artistic practices open up the following chrono-political question: what other histories of performance might be lurking under the accepted master-narratives that have centered performance’s origins in the US and Western Europe? In recent years, art historians and curators from across the globe have engaged in reassessing performance genealogies, looking at alternative, marginal, off-centered locations and unexpected lines of influences. The series of lectures Off-hinge / Off-center – alternative histories for 20th century performance invites five leading historians and curators – from Japan, Brazil, Slovenia, Russia, and Portugal -- to present their research and engage in the ongoing work of MoMA-W of re-writing art histories from alternative points of view.

Program

(Note: first day is dedicated to a public lecture, and the second day for a closed seminar):

Feb 26/27 - Raiji Kuroda (art historian and Chief Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan)

March 11/12 - Claudia Calirman (art historian, curator and Assistant Professor at John Jay College, CUNY)

April 1/2 - Verónica Metello (art historian, curator and research fellow at Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th century, Coimbra University)

April 15/16 - Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (art historian, curator and lecturer at École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris)

May 13/14 - Sasha Obukhova (art historian, curator, director of the Art Projects Foundation) - WE'RE SORRY TO INFORM THAT THE MEETING IS CANCELED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Cycle documentation:

Archival Events from that cycle:

18:00 Lecture Subversion of the Everyday: Ritual Performance Art in the 1960s JapanA lecture by Kuroda Raiji
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Seminar Video Screening of performance art in the 1960s JapanA meeting with André Lepecki and Kuroda Raiji
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Brazilian Performance Art, 1960s to 1980s: An Aesthetics of the MarginsA lecture by Claudia Calirman
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Seminar Case Study: Antonio Manuel’s Body Art and Media AppropriationA seminar by Claudia Calirman
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Small Auditorium
Pańska 3, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture From first Portuguese Performance Art to Transmission A lecture by Verónica Metello
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Seminar From first Portuguese Performance Art to Transmission MoMA, Varsóvia, 2015A seminar by Verónica Metello
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Resilient Practices: A Few Case Studies on Performances in Public Spaces and their Controversies in the former Eastern Europe A lecture by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
In cycle „Off-hinge / Off-center”
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw