DIMANCHE ROUGE: FOCUS ON NORWAY
March 19th, 2014, 7-9pm, Free- Presentation/Performance at Maison de Norvège
March 20th, 2014, 5-10pm, Free- Round Table and Exhibit at Plateforme Gallery
March 23rd, 2014, 5-9pm, 5 Euros- Performances at Le Générateur
Dimanche Rouge presents FOCUS ON NORWAY, an event introducing a selection of performance artists based in Norway.
The Focus series aims to explore the diversity and thrust of performance art internationally. In partnership with PAB (Performance Art Bergen) and Le Générateur, Dimanche Rouge will present a selection of five Norwegian performance artists from Bergen and Oslo, curated by Rita Marhaug and Agnes Nedregard.
The five artists Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Anja Carr, Franzisca Siegrist, Rita Marhaug, and Agnes Nedregard, will perform at Le Générateur on Sunday March 23rd, 2014, 5-9pm.
The performances will explore the theme “Civilization and Human Nature.” Since the human body is used as a medium, performance artists tend to improvise and take risks resulting in uncertain and unpredictable actions. These actions emphasize primal, pre–linguistic modes of experience, which point back to nature. The Norwegian performances will explore the tension between the “natural” and “civilized” within human nature.
As a preview, Dimanche Rouge will organize two events on March 19th and 20th.
A presentation/performance will take place at La Maison de Norvège on Wednesday March 19th, 2014, 7-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. Artists Anja Carr, Rita Marhaug, and Agnes Nedregard will present at the event.
A round table and an exhibit will be held at Plateforme Gallery on Thursday March 20th, 2014, 5-10pm. The round table will run from 5-7pm, followed by the opening of the exhibit at 7pm, showcasing work from the Norwegian artists. Both events will be free and open to the public. Art critic Agnieszka Gratza will moderate the round table with the participation of Norwegian artists Anja Carr, Franzisca Siegrist, Rita Marhaug, and Agnes Nedregard as well as Sigrun Åsebø (University of Bergen / Kunstkritikk), Ásdís Ólafsdóttir (ARTnord), Biño Sauitzvy (Université Paris 8), Manuela Centrone (Corpus in Act), Nadia Vadori-Gauthier (Corps Collectif / Université Paris 8), and Opie Boero Imwinkelried and Oscar Mac-Fall (Dimanche Rouge).
In 2015, Dimanche Rouge and PAB will present a selection of French artists in Norway.
Kiyoshi Yamamoto, www.kiyoshiyamamoto.com
Anja Carr, www.anjacarr.com
Franzisca Siegrist, www.franzisca-siegrist.com
Rita Marhaug, www.ritamarhaug.com
Agnes Nedregard, www.agnesnedregard.com
Dimanche Rouge is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts association based in Paris. Dimanche Rouge promotes experimental and live art through festivals and other monthly art events in Paris and abroad. http://www.dimancherouge.org
Performance Art Bergen (PAB) is a Norwegian member’s organization for performance artists operating on a national and international level (with an interest in visual art performance). PAB strengthens and promotes performance art by organizing professional meetings, festivals and international exchanges. http://www.performanceartbergen.no
Established in 2006, Le Générateur is a 600 m2 venue situated on the edge of Paris. With an open floor plan and a minimal configuration, Le Générateur is dedicated to all contemporary expressions, especially performance and visual arts. http://www.legenerateur.com
Le Générateur, 16 rue Charles Frérot, 94250 Gentilly, http://www.legenerateur.com
Maison de Norvège at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, 21 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, http://www.ciup.fr/maison-de-norvege
Galerie Plateforme, 73 rue des Haies, 75020 Paris, http://www.plateforme.tk
OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway), http://www.oca.no
Ambassade de Norvège à Paris, http://www.norvege.no
Municipalité de Bergen, http://www.bergen.kommune.no