To be navigated by instinct: Les Urbaines Festival invites you to ‘let go’ + feel your way through, Dec 1 – 3

29 November 2017

Les Urbaines Festival opens at venues across Lausanne and Renens running December 1 to 3.

The three day event will be host to a large line-up of performances, visual installations, workshops, DJ sets and exhibitions “to be navigated by instinct.” The festival is placing emphasis on encounter, experimentation, feeling your way through and invites you to “let go.” The artists brought together are chosen for what lies at the core of their practice; empathy, accessibility and emancipation, where their “heartfelt approaches encourage us to sharp­en our gaze.”

Some exciting featured events include performances by Abyss X, Battle-ax, Geo Wyeth, Rui Ho, Rory Pilgrim, Jiji Sohn and Yung Soft among many more, as well as a number of workshops including a DJ Workshop for Womxn run by DJ Don’t Hate The Player & DJ Hate The Game and RESISTANCE IS FERTILE: NORM BUSTING PARENTING run by Del LaGrace Volcano.

Visit the Les Urbaines  website for details.**

Geo Wyeth. Courtey Les Urbaines, Lausanne.
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Unlocking the utopian club with Wiener Festwochen’s ‘Hyperreality’ programme, May 12 – Jun 18

23 May 2017

Wiener Festwochen‘s Hyperreality music programme is on at Vienna’s Schloss Neugebäude, running May 24 to 27.

As part of the Austrian art and culture festival, running May 12 to June 18, the three-days of music events ask its audience to “perceive the club as a utopian space” with a performance per day by groups of artists including the likes of  Battle-ax, Holly Herndon, Jlin, Nidia Minaj, Endgame, Mechatok, Tami TAmnesia Scanner, Embaci, Klein, Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho, Juliana HuxtableFatima al Qadiri, Tomasa del RealGhazal, and many more.

Running since the 1950s, the Fest defines itself as a space that challenges “the dominant patterns of thought and action, creating space for ecstatic experience, releasing potential, and producing utopias,” bringing together theatre, music, fine arts, performance, dance, installation, workshops and more.

In addition to the music programming, a number of events are taking place at the Academy of Unlearning and Performeum (temporary museum for performance), with some recommendations below:

– Tianzhuo Che’s musical-heratical Ishvara 
– niv acosta’s sultry installation and performance DiscotropicApr 2 + Jun 1 – 3
– Chris Salter + TeZ’s immersive installation Haptic Field, Jun 15 – 18
-Daniel Lie’s Death Center for the Living where “dense scenarios emerge,” May 18 – Jun 11
– Prof*X Magdalena Chowaniec, Prof*X Elizabeth Ward present the Anti-Fascist Ballet Schoola “spring exorcism for well-being,” May 17 – Jun 16
– Museum of Worldlessness exhibition, Jun 8 – 11
– Prof*X Fannie Sosa presents a discussion and twerkshop Pleasure Against the MachineJun 2 + 3

See the Festwochen website for details.**

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Desire and obsession in How far to open up? at Forum Stadtpark Feb 17

14 February 2017

The How far to open up? group exhibition is on at Graz’s Forum Stadtpark, opening February 17 and running to February 25. 

Organised by Florentine Muhry and Cathrin Mayer, the show features works by over 20 artists, including Gina Folly, Hanne LippardPhilipp Timischl, Michaela Schweighofer, Fabian LeitgebSamantha Bohatsch and Rosa Rendl, among others. The opening night will host performances by Alizee Lenox, Anna Barfuss, Barbara Kapusta and Battle-ax.

Accompanying the event is a text by Muhry who analyses the “longing, desire, obsession, and the projections resulting therefrom” that make up the basis of the exhibition. Looking at ephemerality, vulnerability and intimacy, the artists explore what it is to yearn, both physically, as an act of production, and mentally.

See the Forum Stadtpark website for details.**

Philipp Timischl, 2, (2016). Courtesy the artist and Vilma Gold


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Unsafe + Sounds Festival, Sept 18- 30

19 September 2016
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Millésime @ 28 rue du long Sentier, Dec 19

19 December 2014

New Pictures is coming out with a new group show titled Millésime, hosting a private viewing and after-party at 28 rue du long Sentier in Aubervilliers, France today.

The group show brings a dozen or so emerging artists, including Czech artists Jan Brož & Richard Nikl, Estonian-born and London- and Frankfurt-based artist Olga Cerkasova, sound performance (and visual) artist Beatrix Curran, as well as NYC-based artist Deanna Havas, Italian artist Emanuele Marcuccio, and American artist Tracy Molis.

The private viewing is followed by a performance by Battle-ax, as well as an after-party at 30 Rue Cartier Bresson in Pantin, France.

See the FB event page for details. **

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