IMMATERIAL’s inaugural program presents a selection of new and recent performative works by a group of international artists working with choreography and performance.
During the 4-day program works will take place throughout the fair, at times unannounced, as well as in the lobby. The intention of this series is to provide a space for live art, a platform to host a unique selection of works that have not yet been experienced within the framework of an art fair in Latin America.
Works within the program will traverse different performative strategies, openly addressing the viewer and questioning the social and architectural context of their presentation. They will call for a renegotiation of the conventions to which spectators are generally accustomed and they will point at the current status of the immaterial object and the need for an alternative model with regards to it.
Some works will be co-produced by the audience while others will blur the boundaries of engagement by exposing their own protocol of representation, or employ an understanding of choreography to utilize dance as a tool to organize time. Ultimately, the program will address the relations activated by the context of exchange and experience economy they are presented within.
Aligning with the original premise of the fair, as a space for research and artistic investigation, Immaterial proposes a way of rethinking about the mechanisms of the art market.
Performance Programmer: Michelangelo Miccolis
Featuring: Galerie (INT), Dora García (ES), Geoffrey Farmer (CA), Adriana Lara (MX), Mårten Spångberg (SE), Cally Spooner (UK)
Moderator of the Discussion Laboratory: Chantal Pontbriand (CA)
Image courtesy Geoffrey Farmer.