October 31, 2010: Performance Art Daily: Invaders of the Everyday?

Performance Art Daily: Invaders of the Everyday? closing panel
XPACE Cultural Centre | 58 Ossington Ave
Closing Panel: Sunday October 31 2 pm
Michael FERNANDESkaren elaine spencerJoakim STAMPEVictoria STANTON, moderated by Johanna HOUSEHOLDER
Presented by Toronto Free Gallery in collaboration with 7a*11d

The art/life dichotomy was a driving tension of twentieth century art, fuelling the anti-spectacle sentiments of much performance art as well as inspiring the injection of the fantastic and virtual into daily life. Its more recent legacies include the ideals of interactivity and relational aesthetics—but these terms already seem exhausted. Ten years into a new century, this year’s panel considers the productiveness of the art/life tension/continuum for performance artists today.

Performance Art Daily is a noon-hour artist talk show series featuring many of the festival’s visiting artists in conversation with local artists. The shows will be recorded live and archived online. This is an opportunity for local audiences to get to know the visiting artists in a relaxed setting. Find out more about the ideas behind the artists’ performances and learn about the processes and conditions for creating and presenting performance art in their own countries. The talk show format will include interviews with individual artists and a ‘foreign correspondents’ section in which artists/curators talk about the festivals and other projects they organize in their own regions. In addition, three special question period sessions (see below) will feature invited guests addressing key performance art issues in a panel format.

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