SHANA MOULTON AND NICK HALLETT
D-L ALVAREZ AND KEVIN KILLIAN
RICHARD T. WALKER
All summer long, as part of Rudolf Frieling‘s exhibition Stage Presence, Frank Smigiel is hosting LIVE performances by FANTASTIC artists in a specially commissioned fourth-floor performance space created by TUCKER NICHOLS. I am super excited about this — several of the performers are dear old friends, and ALL of them are supreme. Tucker’s set is spectacular, too. Everyone looks beautiful in this backdrop.
Stella and Megan will cover the series weekly on Open Space, with rehearsal pix and performance videos. If you’re in town, COME DOWN. Performances Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Unmissable. FREE with museum admission.
“ shines a spotlight on theatricality in the art of the last 30 years, presenting works in various media that defy the traditional divide between the visual and the performing arts. The notion of performance appears here in a range of guises, from the camp spectacle and subversive humor of 1980s works by General Idea and Charles Atlas, to the formal tableaux of James Coleman’s slide projection and Craigie Horsfield’s masterful tapestry. Rehearsals and reenactments are examined by Carey Young, Gerard Byrne, and Sharon Hayes, among others. Guy Ben-Ner appropriates IKEA showrooms for guerilla family comedies, while Janet Cardiff’s participatory video tour turns SFMOMA itself into a kind of theater. A newly commissioned in-gallery cinema and performance space created by artist Tucker Nichols expands the survey with live events by a variety of artists, including D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian, Cliff Hengst, Anne McGuire, Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett, Margaret Tedesco, My Barbarian, and Richard T. Walker, and daily screenings by artists such as Keren Cytter, Christian Jankowski, George Kuchar, Rosemarie Trockel, and Robert Wilson.”