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LIVEWIRE – ITINERANT Performance Art Festival 17-25th May

 

ITINERANT the annual Performance Art Festival NYC opens its 2018 edition with live performances by artists selected from a world-wide call. The festival, organized and curated independently by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, welcomes this year’s participating artists, and invites the general public to a week of Live Action Art taking place at different venues throughout the five boroughs in New York City from May 17 to 25.

This year’s program focuses on works that explore, treat, and propose new alternatives to binary constructions regarding gender, nationality, identity, religion and/or ideological structures. Departing from the current socio-politico-economic transformations around the globe, and the questioning of habitual norms about race, gender, sexuality, and origin. ITINERANT 2018 will feature performance art works by local, national and international artists coming from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America.​

ITINERANT takes place as follows:

Thursday, May 17th, 8-10 PM
Opening Night: EXHIBITION: “Entanglements” *EOArts
1080 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, NY
“Entanglements” by Mara Catalánis a series of photographic mural compositions to commemorate the collective collaboration that exist among artists, performers, and the viewer as a visual dialogue.

Friday, May 18th, 8-11 pm
Opening Night: PERFORMANCES  * LAST FRONTIER NYC
520 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint, NY
Participating Artists: Lisa Beerle (United States), Benedikte Esperi (Sweden), Katya Grokhovsky (Ukraine / Australia), Claire Zakiewicz and Siw Laurent (United Kingdom and Norway), Thomas Albrecht (United States), Christina Silvius (United States), Sungjae Lee (South Korea), and Arantxa Araujo and Gordon Berry (Mexico and United States).

Saturday, May 19th, 2-5 pm
QUEENS MUSEUM
NYC Building , Flushing Meadows, Corona, NY
Participating Artists: anarkoartlab (World), Christoph Walter Pirker (Austria), MAKS (United States), Amy Finkbeiner (United States), Heather Sincavage (United States), Nathaniel Wethington Hendrickson (United States), and Renee Regan (United States).

Saturday, May 19th, 5-7 pm
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
Queens, New York City
Participating Artists: Heather Sincavage (United States), Renee Regan (United States), Kk de La Vida (Philippines) , and MAKS (United States).

Sunday, May 20th, 7-10 pm
STATEN ISLAND ARTS
23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY
Participating Artists: Katie Macyshyn (United States), Nathaniel Sullivan (Canada), Nicole Goodwin (United States), Rebecca Fitton (United Kingdom), Jorge Ismael Rodríguez (Mexico), and Lauren E Schrader (United States).

Monday, May 21st, 7-9:30 pm
Symposium “Bodies that Matter”
LA GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE E Building, Room E-500
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Participating artists and attending audience engage in open dialogue on the nature of Live Art.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7-10 pm
BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DANCE, BAAD
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY
Participating Artists: Sophie Amieva (France), Courtney Brown (United States), Heeran Lee (South Korea), Joseph Liatela (United States), Patrick Bella Gone (United States), and Bronwyn Sims (United States).

Wednesday, May 23rd, 7-10 pm
SMACK MELLON
92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY
Participating Artists: Jana Astanov (Poland) with Niko van Egten (United States), Neil Daigle Orians (United States), Christian Cruz (Mexico), Verónica Peña (Spain), and Giulia Mattera (Italy).
Video Performances: Marsten L. Tarigan (Indonesia), Jeffrey Byrd (United States), Michele Manzini (Italy), Liss LaFleur (United States), Endika Basaguren (Spain), Saut Prayuda (Indonesia) and B Ajay Sharma (India).

Thursday, May 24th, 7-10 pm
BMCC THEATRE PROGRAM
Black Box, Room S144
77 Harrison Street, Tribeca, NYC
Participating Artists: Irene Chan (United States), Pei-Ling Ho (Taiwan), Sierra Ortega (United States), Qinza Najm (Pakistan), and Kevin Quiles Bonilla (Puerto Rico).

Friday, May 25th, 7-10 pm
Closing Night
KNOCKDOWN CENTER
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY
Participating Artists: Concha Vidal (Spain), Carl Lawrence (United States), Angeli (United States), and Steven Pestana with Sophia Sobers (Colombia / United States).

 

 

ITINERANT was created in 2010 by interdisciplinary artist Hector Canonge. The initiative was a small platform for Contemporary Performance Art, and had its origins in the monthly series A-Lab Forum that Canonge organized at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, Queens. Following the growing interest in Live Art, and the need to present performance programs in the borough, ITINERANT was launched in 2011 under the auspices of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. In 2012, ITINERANT was recognized by the City of New York as the first Performance Art festival taking place throughout the five boroughs that make the metropolitan area: Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. In 2013, following the large scale venture in NYC, Canonge journeyed through Latin America creating the Spanish edition of the festival, Encuentro ITINERANTe which was presented in various cities in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2015, Canonge brought back ITINERANT to New York City. Since then the festival has introduced, and featured the work of local, national and international emerging and established artists introducing and featuring their work at local museums, art galleries, performance art spaces, and public parks.

 

Website: www.itinerant.website

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itinerantpafnyc

Email: itinerant.paf@gmail.com

 

Don’t forget to submit your work for 2019 edition!

 

First posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2018.

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