press release

From the 1960s onwards, visual artists began speaking about the body from new theoretical perspectives, and with new means of expression. Special importance was given to gender, sexuality, race and other social and political aspects. In performance, happening and action art, a mediated (painted, photographed or filmed) body was replaced by a live human body.

So what does it mean now to again create, exhibit and see a mediated body (documented performances, video art) after witnessing the return of the “real” body?

At the performance and video film screening event Body. Gestures, Postures and Beyond, the screen functions not as an instrument for the passive simulation of bodily experiences while watching the body of another on screen, but as a medium allowing the reflection of watching, listening, feeling and perceiving one’s own body. The bodies in the films screened feel like mutating, resounding other bodies in their physical surroundings, submitting to psychological impulses and social constructs.

Artists: Gloria Zein (DE), Miranda Pennell (UK), Dan Graham (US), Józef Robakowski (PL), Doug Aitken (US), Elena Kovylina (RU), Mark Raidpere (EE), Jesper Just (DK), Katarina Zdjelar (RS / NL), Marina Abramović & Ulay (RS / NL).

Curators: Tautvydas Bajarkevičius, Eglė Mikalajūnaitė, Dovilė Tumpytė. Organized by NGA Art Information Centre.

An event in the culture night “Let There be Night!” programme

More information: +370 5 212 29 97, NGA Art Information Centre, http://ic.ndg.lt, www.ndg.lt, www.kulturosnaktis.lt

only in german

Body. Gestures, Postures and Beyond
Video screening
Kuratoren: Tautvydas Bajarkevicius, Egle Mikalajunaite, Dovile Tumpyte

Künstler: Gloria Zein, Miranda Pennell, Dan Graham, Jozef Robakowski, Doug Aitken, Elena Kovylina, Mark Raidpere, Jesper Just, Katarina Zdjelar, Marina Abramovic & Ulay