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DATE & TIME

16 September 2017 - 16 September 2017

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Location: Zeitz MOCAA, Centre for Performative Practice, Level 0

States of Grace

Artists:
Jacki Job (South Africa)
Mamela Nyamza (South Africa)
Gabrielle Goliath (South Africa)

Curator:
Jay Pather (South Africa), Adjunct Curator of Performative Practice, Centre for Performative Practice, Zeitz MOCAA

Curator at Large:

RoseLee Goldberg (South Africa), Curator at Large of Performative Practice, Centre for Performative Practice, Zeitz MOCAA

Assistant Curators:

Tammy Langtry (South Africa), Wendy Fisher Assistant Curator of Performative Practice, Centre for Performative Practice, Zeitz MOCAA
Kimberly Jacobs (USA), Mark Semonian and Dona Garcia Berges Assistant Curator of Performative Practice, Centre for Performative Practice, Zeitz MOCAA

The Centre for Performative Practice is a dedicated platform that explores the increasing role of performance in art today, and the immediate and immersive possibilities that this interdisciplinary practice offers.

The Centre is responsible for performance based practice within the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibition spaces. Due to the ephemeral nature of performance, the Centre takes responsibility to document and archive these happenings on our digital platforms. In addition, the Centre facilitates tours, lectures, and supporting educational workshops.

The inaugural performances at the Centre for Performative Practice highlight the implicit function of space and time in relation to the black female body. Themes include: decolonisation and nationhood, restriction of movement, voyeurism and the fetishisation of the female form, and the metaphorical reclamation of space through performance.

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