“Performance Week”

Y Gallery (319 Grand St.)

poster for “Performance Week”

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Y Gallery presents a series of performances by Noritoshi Hirakawa, Juan Betancurth, Shay Arick, Larry Littany Litt, Kyle Haddad Welch & Jano Cortijo. This performance week focuses on investigating how human activity forms the culture in which we live. Are we capable of extending the capacity of human perception for furthering this culture? The works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction. Most of the times the artists challenges the convoluted boundaries between humor, horror, heroics, and political critique, dealing with issues of personal and collective identity.

About the artists:

Noritoshi Hirakawa (Japan) Residing in New York City since 1993, has created numerous works in photography, film, dance, installation and performance. His work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale Aperto, Istanbul Biennale, Site Santa Fe Biennale and Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Center Pompidou, Paris, PS 1 Museum, New York among many others.

Juan Betancurth (Colombia) Living and working in Brooklyn, some selected exhibitions include: Sketchy Walk in collaboration with Todd Shalom, The New Museum, New York, (2012), El Museo del Barrio Biennial, New York, (2011), Altar to Myself / Installation, Queens Museum of Art, New York, (2006). Betancurth is currently in residency at the Queens Museum.

Shay Arick (Israel) Lives and works in San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv, some selected exhibitions include, Forge, ZIZ Gallery, Tel Aviv, (2014), Point of No Return, Southern Exposure, San Francisco (2012), Indication of Castration, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2012) among others.

Kyle Haddad Welch (Texas) Currently lives and works in San Francisco, some selected group exhibitions include: Point of No Return, Southern Exposure, San Francisco. (2012) and Emotional Trash, Conceptual Drawings at S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland, (2011) among others.

Larry Littany Litt (Hungary) Lives in New York and works in a variety of media. His work has been exhibited at the 1993 Venice Bienniale German Pavilion, Istanbul Biennaile, Gwangju (Korea) Biennial, Moscow Biennial, Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, Emily Harvey Foundation NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Queens Museum of Art, NY (2002), among many others.

Jano Cortijo (Peru) Lives and works in New York. He has exhibited his work in different spaces since 1997. Some performances include in “Pact With the Uncertain Moment” at Centro Cultural de España in Lima (1999), “About the Art of Being a Woman” at Casa de la Emancipación in Trujillo (2002) and most recently “To Not Cry in Vain” a performance at Y Gallery (2010).

Tuesday 15 - Noritoshi Hirakawa in collaboration with Irmingard Mayer & Haig Hovnanian

Wednesday 16 - Juan Betancurth in collaboration with Mark Hayes

Thursday 17 - Shay Arick in collaboration with Neal Pittman

Friday 18 - Larry Littany Litt in collaboration with Lorin Roser

Saturday 19 - Kyle Haddad Welch

Sunday 20 - Jano Cortijo

※All performances start at 19:00. except Sunday the 20th that the performance starts at 20:00.

[Image: “Drag” Kyle Haddad Welch]



from April 15, 2014 to April 20, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-04-15 from 19:00 to 21:00

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