Jill McDermid has curated an ambitious schedule of performances over the next 2 months on the occasion of the Great American Performance Art Festival at Grace Exhibition Space. Don't be misled by the title- this programming presents artists from around the world.
Tomorrow, March 27th, the space presents live performances by Ivy Castellanos, Kledia Spiro, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Rudi Salpietra, Fritz Donnelly and Uniska Wahala Kano.
Performances commence at 9:30pm.
Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
I am delighted to present Chun Hua Catherine Dong for our next Artist Feature. I was led to Dong's work through previously featured artists Preach R. Sun and Poppy Jackson. Both Sun and Jackson acknowledged Dong as inspirational to their performance practice.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong presents provocative performances that explore her personal identity as a Chinese-born female currently living and working in Canada. Chun Hua's opposing experiences as a resident in both communist and democratic nations commonly establish the framework for her performances. She also investigates the blurred boundaries between public and private and considers her body a vessel for political action.
For this week's Artist Feature, Chun Hua discusses her perception toward ritual, the blur between life and performance and recalls her first performative experience. Enjoy! -Quinn Dukes