WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Cameron Platter will exhibiting a new body of work at blank projects in his solo exhibition ZOL. The exhibition will open this Thursday (19 October) at 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock.
Incorporating aspects of sculpture, drawing, video, collage, poetry, tapestry, and web, Cameron Platter’s practice appropriates and filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous volume of information available today. Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to art making, typically draws from sources as disparate as fast food, art history, photography, psychedelics, landscape, advertising, therapy, collage, and consumerism.
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WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga will be particapating in the Nordwind Festival 2017 in Germany. Ruga will be performing on the 9th of November at 8.15pm at the silent green Kulturquartier (without Tanya Tagaq) and in December in Hamburg at Kampnagel – Internationales Zentrum für schönere Künstel
In his performance The BEATification of Feral Benga, Athi-Patra Ruga will carry out the BEATification of the cabaret artist and dancer Feral Benga, who saw himself as the male equivalent of Josephine Baker. Combining pictures of the Cabaret Nègre in Berlin in the twenties and performances by the two dancers, the question of which images nations and nationalism depend on will be critically explored. In a celebration that switches between exoticism, its parody and ecstasy, Ruga will unite both artists in himself and, in a ritual full of dystopian energy and dark power, allow the audience to take part in a dance it will not be able to resist losing itself in.
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WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Mohau Modisakeng is included in PERFORMA 17, with his performance ‘Zion’.
For Zion, Modisakeng choreographs a street procession of twenty dancers, each one carrying an array of personal possessions, various pieces of baggage, and furniture via an exodus choreography of walking, running, jumping, falling, leaning, and sitting—enacting the blistered legacy of segregation, violent displacement, colonialism, and apartheid coursing through South African history. Occupying himself with the consequences of his compatriots’ exploitation, this performance acknowledges both the grief and catharsis of a population subject to the machinations of violence, forced migration, and subjugation.
The performance will take place in the 11th of November in New York, from 1pm to 7pm.
Stop 1: Mother AME Church – Sister Church of original Zion Church in Central Park
Stop 2: AME Zion Church part of Seneca Village in Central Park (85th Street traverse)
Stop 3: San Juan Hill/Lincoln Square now Lincoln Center
Finale: Times Square
This performance will be free to attend.
WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce its participation in 1-54 London 2017 from the 5-8th of October at Somerset House (Strand, London, WC2R 1LA). We will be exhibiting a group presentation (Room CR30) including new works by Dan Halter, Mohau Modisakeng, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Athi-Patra Ruga, and Buhlebezwe Siwani.
Thursday 5 October: 11:00 – 19:00
Friday 6 October: 11:00 – 19:00
Saturday 7 October: 11:00 – 19:00
Sunday 8 October: 11:00 – 18:00
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