The first VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, under the title Hybrid Body - Poetic Body, will take place in Venice from December 8th to December 15th, 2012, showcasing works by 31 international artists. Pioneers alongside established and emerging ones will trace an itinerary of still vivid past influences and current tendencies in the field.
Consisting of a dynamic program of live performances, installations, photographic and video documentation, daily artist talks, and meetings with the participating artists, researchers and curators, the event focuses on concepts such as authenticity, interconnectivity, empathy, struggle, love, political and social habits, and how the Self relates to them.
ARTISTS Yoko Ono (Nutopia), VALIE EXPORT (Austria), Hermann Nitsch (Austria), Jan Fabre (Belgium), Ilija Šoškic (Montenegro/Italy), Boris Nieslony (Germany), Jill Orr (Australia), Lee Wen (Singapore), Gonzalo Rabanal (Chile), Helena Goldwater (UK), Snezana Golubovic (Serbia/Germany), Jason Lim (Singapore), Manuel Vason (Italy/UK), Joseph Ravens (USA), Prem Sarjo (Chile), Suka Off (Poland), Nelda Ramos (Argentina), Shima (Brazil), BBB Johannes Deimling (Germany/Norway), VestAndPage (Germany/Italy), Santiago Cao (Argentina), Francesca Fini (Italy), Francesco Kiàis (Italy/Greece), Wanda Moretti | Il Posto (Italy), Gabriela Alonso (Argentina), Alvaro Pereda Roa (Chile), Andrea Morucchio (Italy), Macarena Perich Rosas (Chile), Marcus Vinicius (Brazil), Weeks & Whitford (UK), David Dalla Venezia (France/Italy), Zierle & Carter (UK).
CURATOR Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage)
CO-CURATORS Blair Todd (The Exchange and Newlyn Art Gallery, UK) and Gabriela Alonso (Zonadeartenacciòn, Argentina).
Artists Talks & Presentations: Monday, 10 - Saturday, 15 December 2012, 11 am - 1 pm
Live Durational Performances: Sunday, 09 - Saturday, 15 December 2012, 3 pm - 7 pm
Evening Program of Live Performances: Saturday, 08 - Saturday, 15 December 2012, 7 pm - 10 pm