¬¬Just what is it that makes today’s performances so… intimately public?
These are difficult times for artists and lovers alike.*
January 15th, 2014 at 7.30 pm
curated by Emily Barsi
“How do we sustain ourselves as a creative unit and how does the art community sustain us?” This is the question which the performance of the Italian-American artistic duo Curandi Katz focuses on at Kunstraum Munich. A performance in the form of a (psycho)-therapy session, where visitors are invited to put themselves literally into the artists’ shoes and empathize with them through sharing the intimate discussion, thus giving rise to an individual as well as collective psycho-emotional connection.
An artistic duo linked by an emotional and familial bond, trying to establish the sustainability of life as a determined choice with artistic strategies. The artists are present in the work as desiring individuals. They embody and act exemplary, one but none, manifesting the possibility, interpreting it within their existence and kaleidoscopic subjectivity.
Curandi Katz developed projects in New York at Flux Factory, MoMA PS1 and the Center for Book Arts, and shown their work throughout Europe. In July 2013 they were finalists at the Live Works Performance Art Award in Centrale Fies (Dro, I). Recently in residency at Project Goleb in Amsterdam, they performed a labour of love on the body of papers of the late Hungarian-Israeli anarcho-pacifist Toma Ŝik at the International Institute of Social History.
• ¬*The title is borrowed, and slightly paraphrased from the essay “You make me feel mighty real” by the art critic Jan Verwoert, 2010