QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development is pleased to present ITINERANT, the annual festival for Contemporary Performance Art initiated by artist, Hector Canonge in Queens in 2011. This year’s festival is a citywide program to be presented in collaboration with galleries, artist-run spaces and public institutions in the five boroughs in New York City. ITINERANT 2012 focuses on live performative works that treat notions of intimacy, self-reflection, and introspection. Artists working in performance art were selected to participate from an open call that attracted more than 175 local, national and international submissions. Forty five artists will present new and existing works exploring the program’s theme over a period of five weeks, March 30 - May 12, 2012.
Maria Fernanda Alves da Silva, BabySkinGlove, Michael Barrett , Chloe Bass, Thomas Bell, Anya Liftig & Christina deRoos, Cynthia Berkshire, Jessica Bonenfant, Camila Cañeque , Bryon Carr, John Cichon, Irene Chan, Christen Diane Clifford, Christine Ferrera, Amy Finkbeiner, Carlos Gonzalez, Jil Guyon, Ian Hatcher, Kanene Holder, Whitney V. Hunter, Maria Hupfield, Maya Jeffereis, Marie Christine Katz, Sarah Kipp, Jia-Jen Lin & Yung-Li Chen, LuLu LoLo, Stiven Luka, Nadja Marcin, Rosalind Murray, Zavé Martohardjono, Alex Nathanson & Dylan Neely, Ioanna Neofytou & Klitoras Charalampopoulos, Nancy Nowacek, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Diana Pettersen, Miles Pflanz, Anthony Romero & Marissa Perel, Lizzie Scott, Negin Sharifzadeh, Priscilla Stadler, Alaina Stamatis, Chris Udemezue, Genevieve White, and Jess Whittam & Lorelei Ramirez.
Dates and Venues:
(Featuring different artists)
- Friday, March 30, 8 – 11 pm at Grace Exhibition Space - Brooklyn.
- Saturday, April 21, 6 – 9 pm at Crossing Art Gallery - Queens.
- Saturday, April 28, 7 – 10 pm at Floor 4 Art - Manhattan.
- Sunday, April 29, 6 - 9 pm at Bronx Art Space - Bronx.
- Saturday, May 5, 6 - 8 pm at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art - Staten Island.
Public Performances & Closing Event:
- Saturday, May 12th, 3 - 6 PM Outdoor Performances at 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza - Jackson Heights, Queens.
Durational Performance & Intervention:
- Every Friday, April 6th - May 4th, 3 - 6 PM Worlds Together, Worlds Apart at 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza - Jackson Heights, Queens.
(Public presentations made possible in collaboration with the office of Council Member Daniel Dromm).
About the project:
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, is under the direction of artist, Hector Canonge, who launched ITINERANT in Queens in 2011. Canonge explains that ITINERANT is “the first program for performance art in this borough,” and that he “wants to introduce audiences to this art form as well as to create dialogue and exchange among artists coming from all over to the festival." ITINERANT started as a mini-festival with handful of local artists presenting their live performances at Crossing Art Gallery. For 2012, Canonge wanted to replicate his unique initiative but in larger scale; a citywide program featuring different artists at different venues in the five borogouhs in New York City. Canonge comments that "organizing the program has been an incredible challenge, and that [his] collaboration with art institutions, organizations, galleries, and artist-run spaces in the five boroughs a fulfilling experience." QMAD, under the leadership of Canonge, presents the monthly LGBT film series CINEMAROSA, the annual program Framing AIDS, and the monthly art series A-Lab Forum.
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