PERFORMANCE by Jonah Bokaer
INVITATION TO A LIVE PERFORMANCE ON OCTOBER 12TH 2013
5:30 PM Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam
We are delighted to invite you to a unique performance of the talented New York choreographer Jonah Bokaer (1981). During the opening of the new show of our represented artist Daniel Arsham (USA, 1980), Jonah will perform one of his highly original pieces.
Jonah Bokaer is a young choreographer with an already extensive list of awards to his name, including the prestigious New York Dance & Performance Award (Bessie). Originally from Ithaca New York, he graduated at the North-Carolina School of the Arts. At only 18 years old, he landed a coveted position at the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.Not content with limiting himself solely to dance, he simultaneously followed a degree in Visual & Media Studies. Ever since, Bokaer has dedicated himself to intensifying the relationship between dance, media and the visual arts and to great success. If he has a method, it’s that he always works closely with a visual artist and so now he does so again with his fellow American Daniel Arsham.
In his new exhibition Arsham shows us the tension between nature and culture. Icons of our everyday mass culture like a radio, a polaroid camera or Mickey Mouse are on display in an unusual way that is both intriguing as well as sinister. The sculptures look like they have barely survived a fire. They carry the lugubrious scars of the devastating power of natural phenomena over cultural production and therefore also over us, mankind.
The result of this unique cooperation can be experienced on:
Saturday October 12th at 5.30 PM, Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam.
Would you please be so kind to let us know if you will join us?
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