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(Re)Housing the American Dream Exhibition Catalog

   VIEW: Exhibiton Catalog (Re)Housing the American Dream Design: Sonia Yoon Essay by Steven L. Bridges Release Date: October 6, 2016 This catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Kirsten Leenaars: (Re)Housing the American Dream. Chicago-based performance and video artist Kirsten Leenaars has created participatory works of art that explore a quintessential American ideal: the pursuit of happiness. (Re)Housing the American Dream is an extension of Leenaars’ earlier investigations. Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art (Milwaukee, WI), this latest work is the result of Leenaars’ year-long exploration of the relationship between home and happiness in Milwaukee’s Near West Side. Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University Learn more »

The Imaginary Center of Perception

Video documentation of The Imaginary Center of Perception, a collaborative performance by Kirsten Leenaars. Performed July 21st, 6-7 pm at Gallery 400, Chicago Albeit highly mediated in TV and the Internet, artist Kirsten Leenaars responds to the witnessing of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, to name a few. Leenaars’ performance responds to the anger, the pain, the injustice, a flawed system and the senseless loss of lives. Through a poetic collaborative performance with spoken text – derived from the original eye witness accounts of the Michael Brown shooting – sound, and choreographed movement, this performance explores the act of witnessing today in light of such recent events in America as the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray. What does it mean to be a witness today? How is the story framed? What does your testimony mean? And what or who do you see? How can being a witness move away from merely being a passive observer to a position of hope, affecting change? Performers: Marvin Tate, Matthew Robinson, …

Press Release: GOLD * TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2015 * TERRAIN DK

Press Release: GOLD is the first and only exhibition scheduled at TERRAIN DK, to concur with the TERRAIN BIENNIAL 2015, as well as the golden wedding anniversary of Jubsi and Laust Baggesen, who will host the exhibition in the garden of their home at Lyngdalen 21 in Viborg. The exhibition will be open from August 23rd till September 30th, and will be visible from the street. Tours by appointment only, please contact Jubsi or Laust Baggesen: baggesen@mail.tele.dk GOLD will celebrate LOVE in its many-splendored variations and manifestations, from the domestic to the orgiastic, the co-dependent to the self-reliant, the fleeting to the durational. Participating artists: Iris Bernblum Yvette Brackman Jessica Caponigro Kirsten Leenaars Curated by: Lise Haller Baggesen WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION: Iris Bernblum’s contribution to the TERRAIN BIENNIAL DK will be strung gold text spanning the length of the roof in honor of the golden anniversary “TAKE ME WITH YOU.” Yvette Brackman’s red-hot CAMP (1999) is an invitation to inmate encounters between lovers and beautiful strangers, considering the seat as social positioning. The work …

The Imaginary Center of Perception

Photo credit: Clare Britt Images of The Imaginary Center of Perception, a collaborative performance by Kirsten Leenaars. Performed July 21st, 6-7 pm at Gallery 400, Chicago Albeit highly mediated in TV and the Internet, artist Kirsten Leenaars responds to the witnessing of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, to name a few. Leenaars’ performance responds to the anger, the pain, the injustice, a flawed system and the senseless loss of lives. Through a poetic collaborative performance with spoken text – derived from the original eye witness accounts of the Michael Brown shooting – sound, and choreographed movement, this performance explores the act of witnessing today in light of such recent events in America as the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray. What does it mean to be a witness today? How is the story framed? What does your testimony mean? And what or who do you see? How can being a witness move away from merely being a passive observer to a position of hope, affecting change? Performers: Marvin …