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Part of In>Time 16 Performance Festival
Saturday, February 27
3:00 – 5:00pm
Following upon Eva Meyer-Keller’s Death is Certain performance at Links Hall, the Berlin-based artist joins two Chicago artists in a lecture-performance to discuss each of their process and to present excerpts of previous and upcoming works. Eva Meyer-Keller, whose practice intersects performance and the visual arts, joins Kirsten Leenaars, whose work is a hybrid between performance, social practice, and video, and Jennifer Reeder, a filmmaker and visual artist. Light food and drinks served in this intimate setting.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 2:00pm
Artist Talk: Biennial artist Kirsten Leenaars, “Artist as Witness”
Leenaars speaks about the relationship in her work between fiction and documentation and the slippage between the “live” and the mediated, the real and the performed. Through staging, improvisation and arrangement, she reinterprets personal stories and reimagines everyday realities. Leenaars’ choreographed performances, videos and photographic presentations rely on the participation of specific people and communities with whom she engages. Her most recent body of work poses questions around the act of witnessing, the portrayal of violence, race and the possibility of empathy.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Review by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune January 14, 2016
#thisistomorrow (2015), video installation, Kirsten Leenaars, EAM Museum, 2016
The distance between you and all the words spoken, all the things you read (2015), drawings, Kirsten Leenaars, EAM Museum, 2016