Does she talk? Does she walk? Maybe both? Does she ask questions or answer questions? Maybe both.

A lecture in the form of a performance (or the reverse) by the doyenne of performance art.

Esther Ferrer

Esther Ferrer (San Sebastián, 1937 (ES) – lives in París (FR) is known for her work as a visual artist as well as for her performances, both alone and as part of the Spanish group ZAJ. Her work has always been more oriented towards art/action, an ephemeral practice, than towards art/production.

In Spain at the beginning of the 1960s, together with the painter José Antonio Sistiaga, she founded the first Workshop of Free Expression. From the 1970s onwards, she devoted part of her activity to visual arts: reworked photographs, installations, paintings based on the series of prime numbers, objects…

She has exhibited in Spain and international galleries and fairs such as FIAC and ARCO. During her career as a performer, she has participated in festivals in Europe as well as in Canada, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Cuba, Mexico… and in the USA.

She is also the author of two radio pieces for Radio National de España and has given seminars on performance art in Universities and Schools of Fine Arts.

Esther Ferrer represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 1999, received the National Prize of Bellas Artes in 2008, the Gure Artea Prize of the Basque Government in 2012, the MAV Prize (Mujeres en las artes visuales), the Marie Claire Prize for contemporary art and the Velazquez Prize in 2014.

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Infos

DATE CONTENU
2022/09/061815 06.09.2022
18:15 > 19:15
erg, Brussels
 

Free admission as long as places are available. Reservations are recommended.

 

THE NEXT PERFORMANCE ART GENERATION

Since several years, visual arts schools in French-Speaking Belgium dedicate part of their curriculum to live art: a response to the new dynamics of these practices in the professional field. One can see new generations of artists appearing, taking over the Belgian and international scenes of performance art, with individual or collective works, multiplying collaborations… They don’t make performance art like their elders, they invent new forms, which need new showing spaces.

Partners

A project of ENSAV-La Cambre, in partnership with erg and in corealisation with Studio Thor. Thanks to the suggestions from Le 75, ARBA/ESA (ISAC), Arts2, Beaux-Arts de Liège, Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai. In collaboration with the Wallonia-Brussels Center (Paris). With the support of FiPA-ESA (Financing of artistic projects in Higher Artistic Education schools) of the Ministry of Higher Education of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

About

(Pas si) Fragile!, the next performance art generation, the biennial which focuses on young artists involved in performance art, is back in autumn 2022, in a specific form.

In Presence

Three major women performance artists from abroad: Esther Ferrer (ES/FR), Vivian Chinasa Ezugha (NG/UK) and Kubra Khademi (AF/FR). They will present their practices in the framework of a public encounter, will perform personal works, will mentor a dozen of selected young artists, and will give workshops.

Ten performances made by young artists about to leave or recently graduated from art schools: Igor Adamskiy (Arts2), Hilal Aydogdu (Beaux-Arts de Liège), Mejdi Dridi (Académie Beaux-Arts Tournai), Julia Droga (La Cambre – erg), Clyde Lepage (Le 75 – erg), Benjamin Muzart (La Cambre), Dounia Dolbec and David Ramalho (La Cambre), Alexane Sanchez (Saint-Luc – La Cambre), Milø Slayers (ARBA-ESA (ISAC), Loïs Soleil (erg).

Box Office

Booking: info@thor.be

+32 (0)2 223 26 00

Free Entrance

 

Specific booking

Attention some performances have limited capacity. They need to be booked on the spot.

Locations

ENSAV-La Cambre, 425 avenue Louise / 21 Abbaye de la Cambre, 1050 Brussels

erg, rue du Page 87, 1050 Brussels

Studio Thor, 49 rue Saint-Josse, 1210 Brussels

 

Workshop registrations

Your participation in Kubra Khademi or Vivian Chinasa Ezugha’s workshops requires a registration.

To apply: please send a motivation letter and a link to a performance video to production@thor.be before 15/08/2022.

Contacts

+32 (0)2 223 26 00

info@thor.be