The artists and practices which, in the 1960s and 1970s subverted categories, going beyond the boundaries between genres and leading to a flood of life in art through performances and body art, are at the center of Theatre of life, curated by Dobrila Denegri. The exhibition at CoCA in Torun examines the provocative and subversive thinking of artists such as Marina Abramovic and Valie Export, lingering on motives according to which recent generations reinterpret works and acts of the past, as well as the importance, in their works, of the dichotomies of presence/absence and movement/stillness. On show, among others: John Cage, Yoko Ono, John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Jonathan Monk, Francesco Vezzoli.
Until September 16.
1/8 Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 1996, b&w photography Courtesy: Raffaella and Stefano Sciarretta’s Collection, Nomas Foundation, Rome.
2/8 Francesco Fonassi, IR, shoot for isolation, series of sonic acts, 2010, dvd video, 4’10’’, vinyl 33rpm series Courtesy: the artist.
3/8 Marina Abramovic, Cutting the Star, 1976 / 1997, video installation, color, loop Courtesy: Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome.
4/8 Katarzyna Kozyra, Il Castrato / Kastrat, 2006, video still, from the series In art dreams come true Courtesy: the artist.
5/8 David Michalek, Slow Dancing, 2007, video installation, color, loop Courtesy: the artist.
6/8 Nicola Ruben Montini, No-Time Relation, 2010, performance, photos/video Courtesy: the artist.
7/8 John Baldessari, Baldessari Sings LeWitt, 1972, video on DVD, 13’ Courtesy: Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.
8/8 Nezaket Ekici, Form it able ( berlin version), 2010, performance installation, presented at: Solo Exhibition Zitate, Performance at Theaterforum Kreuzberg, DNA Gallery Berlin, 3.9.-16.10.2012; Photo: Stefan Erhard.