Körper und Bühnen | Bodies and Stages

Alexandra Bachzetsis
Vaginal Davis
Adam Linder
Shahryar Nashat

Körper und Bühnen | Bodies and Stages Alexandra Bachzetsis Vaginal Davis Adam Linder Shahryar Nashat
11.6.
28.8.2016
Kunstverein Hannover

Opening: Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Concurrent with the Dance Congress (June 16–19, 2016), which is taking place in Hanover for the first time, with its international exhibition project Körper und Bühnen (Bodies and Stages) the Kunstverein is directing an associative gaze towards the interface between performance, dance, and visual art. The projects and objects being presented deliberately and naturally disregard the to some extent prevalent boundaries between the arts—besides the installative elements that will be on permanent display in the exhibition spaces, several performances will also take place. All of the artistic works are based on the theme of presentation—both in the form of displays that understand the viewer as performer, as well as in the form of films in which the body’s pose is scrutinized in equal measure in various facets of the everyday and the staged. How do we present ourselves to our vis-à-vis? What does presentation mean in an exhibition context or for the stage?

Against the backdrop of a simple setting in the exhibition space, in her performance “Score” (2015), Alexandra Bachzetsis (* 1975 in Zürich, lives in Athens and elsewhere) examines the changes in her own body and the codes with which behavior and body are presented. In her artistic work she deals with the vocabulary of means of expression and communication methods that she has acquired through her examination practice. Adam Linder (* 1983, lives in Los Angeles) walks the line between dance and visual art, and for his performative works he uses what in an art context is known as the white cube. With “Some Cleanings” from the series “Choreographic Services” (2013–), ten interventions take place that translate the processes of room cleaning into the exhibition space through dance. Linder in turn features in films by Shahryar Nashat (* 1975 in Geneva, lives in Los Angeles), whose works deal with the presentation of the body as well as the desire for objects and bodies. Nashat will be presenting an installation consisting of bench-like sculptures and films in which the viewer is at once exhibit and recipient. The Berlin-based Vaginal Davis will be represented as a new discovery or rediscovery as well as a bridge to another generation of artists. In the 1980s, “Miss Davis” was part of a punk band, made films, acted in films, and above all played herself as a “queer icon.” At the Kunstverein she will talk about life in a lecture performance—stories about her life will be paired with reflections on role mechanisms and methods of dealing with self-presentation in everyday life as well as on the stage.

20.00
Exhibition Opening »Bodies and Stages«

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

17.30

12.30–13.00

17.00–18.00
Lecture performance
Vaginal Davis »Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo Black Screen Images and the (e)motive Notion of Freakiness«

18.00
Curatorial guide

After the performance from Vaginal Davis with Kathleen Rahn (Director)

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 8 and 11 years.

17.00–17.50
Performance
Alexandra Bachzetsis »Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me«

12.00–14.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

14.00

15.00
Dialog guide

A dialog guide with Jörg Mannes (Balletdirector Staatsoper Hannover)

18.00

12.30–13.00

Night of the museums

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

15.00–18.00
Dance-Workshop
for 16 – 18 years old (with pre-knowledge)

6 € / 4 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

19.00
Lecture
Why exhibit performance?

A lecture from Axel Wieder (Direktor Index — The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation)

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

17.00–20.00
Dance-Workshop
for 35 – 50 years old (with pre-knowledge)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

17.00

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

15.00–18.00
Dance-Workshop
for 12 – 15 years old (without pre-knowledge)

6 € / 4 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 8 and 11 years.

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

17.00–20.00
Dance-Workshop
for 18 – 35 years old (with pre-knowledge)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

19.00–20.30
Curatorial guide

with Ute Stuffer (curator)

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

17.00–20.00
Dance-Workshop
for 18 – 35 years old (with pre-knowledge)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

19.00–22.00
Dance-Workshop
for 35 – 50 years old (without pre-knowledge)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00–18.00
Dance-Workshop
for 12 – 15 years old (with pre-knowledge)

6 € / 4 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

19.00
Lecture
Body – Stages – Movement. Yvonne Georgi in Hanover

A lecture from Dr. Brigitta Ritter (musicologist)

19.00
Sophie's Afterwork

Participation: 20 € / 15 € for members

binding registration until 31. July 2016:

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

16.00
Artist talk
with Adam Linder

15.00–18.00
Dance-Workshop
for 16 – 18 years old (without pre-knowledge)

6 € / 4 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

19.00
Art Salon

guest at the Art Salon: Angela Kriesel (Chairman »Musik für heute« and Chairman Kunststiftung Bernhard Sprengel) talking with Ellen Lorenz (Chairman Kunstverein Hannover )

12.30–13.00

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 8 and 11 years.

17.00
Artist talk
with Vaginal Davis

15.00

17.00–20.00
Dance-Workshop
for 18 – 35 years old (without pre-knowledge – in english!)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

17.00–20.00
Dance-Workshop
for 35 – 50 years old (without pre-knowledge – in english!)

9 € / 7 € for members

Registration:

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hannover.

12.30–13.00

19.00
Curatorial guide

with Kathleen Rahn (Director)

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

19.00
Performance
Alexandra Bachzetsis »Gold«

Dancer: Lenio Kaklea
Choreographer: Alexandra Bachzetsis

14.00–16.00
Performance
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«

Dancer: Enrico Ticconi
Choreographer: Adam Linder

duration about 2 hours, access possible at any time.

15.00

Alexandra Bachzetsis 	»Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me«, 2016,
Alexandra Bachzetsis »Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me«, 2016,
Adam Linder 	»Some Cleaning«, 2015
Adam Linder »Some Cleaning«, 2015
Alexandra Bachzetsis 	»Gold«, 2004
Alexandra Bachzetsis »Gold«, 2004
Vaginal Davis
Vaginal Davis
Shahryar Nashat
Shahryar Nashat

Supported by
Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Cooperation Partner
Dance Congress 2016

The Kunstverein is supported by the Culture Office of the State Capital of Hannover.

The Annual Program is supported by Land Niedersachsen.