Respondent Series: Screening of performance-based videos by Naufus Ramirez Figueroa
Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 7pm
On Thursday, April 26 at 7pm please join us for a double screening of Mimesis of Mimesis, 2016 and Linnæus in Tenebris, 2017 by Naufus Ramírez Figueroa. Presented in conjunction with Ramírez-Figueroa’s solo exhibition Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe, currently on view at Plug In ICA, the two videos will be screened as part of our ongoing Respondent Series. These works in particular offer insight into Ramírez-Figueroa’s dexterity as a performance artist and his investment in the formal language of theatre.
Both Mimesis of Mimesis and Linnæus in Tenebris are part of an ongoing commission by Corpus (EU) and If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam) which propose an “attempt to exhaust [Ramírez-Figueroa’s] interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as a recurring subject of his work”.
Mimesis of Mimesis was a live performance that remains in circulation through edited documentation. It was performed and recorded on November 24, 2016 at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Linnæus in Tenebris is the title of both a site-specific installation and a performance situated in the Nave of CAPC Contemporary Art Museum Bordeaux (France). Each of the performances work with the colonial history of the site they are situated within while also making broader connections.
The evening will commence with an introduction by Executive Director and exhibition curator, Jenifer Papararo. The run time for both videos is approximately 25 minutes.
Wednesday, May 23 | 7pm
Respondent Series: Art City Talk
Saturday, June 9 | 3pm
Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth screening and panel discussion
Sunday, June 10 | 3pm
Artist talk with Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
Samedi, 5 mai | 15h
Visite guidée en française avec Janelle Tougas
All public programming is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome!
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Fund, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program.
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