Visual Art

Moving Body, Moving Study

Sep 13, 2018—Jan 6, 2019
BAM Fisher Lower Lobby
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12—5pm daily with extended hours before evening performances in the Fishman Space


Co-curated with Rachel Valinsky
Publications by Wendy’s Subway
Design objects and furniture generously presented in partnership with Colony

This fall, Next Wave Art presents an exhibition of time- and movement-based work that explores the body’s capacity for remembering. In Moving Body, Moving Study, we consider the ways in which artists score, archive, or otherwise embed gestures and movement to relay accumulated experience, trauma, and historical and cultural memory. Engaging the BAM Fisher Lower Lobby as a space for reflection and refuge, this unique program features three screenings rotated monthly, readings and public events, and newly commissioned print publications.

Lauren Bakst, Jesse Chun, Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz are on view through Nov 30. October featured artists Patty Chang, Freya Powell, and Sable Elyse Smith. In December, we will welcome artists Kevin Jerome Everson, Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Gloria Maximo from Dec 5 – Jan 6.

To learn more about or to purchase the artists’ publications from Moving Body, Moving Study click here.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

Lauren Bakst 
Relationship (in the not not) 

Actor and writer Jess Barbagallo opens his monologue filmed in BAM’s Fishman Space with the affirmation, “I am not performing right now, but I am a performer.” Bakst’s video reexamines what makes performance viewable, to better trace the many forms it takes. Lauren Bakst is a New York based artist and writer working at the interstices of language and movement. Her newest work, More Problems with Form, premieres at The Chocolate Factory Theater in March 2019.

Jesse Chun 
Intangible Heritage 

Intangible Heritage is a karaoke video essay featuring an electronic version of a 2,000 year-old folk song, registered by both South and North Korea for UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Taking systems of power, meaning, and bureaucracy as a site of departure, Chun’s work addresses visibility and poetics of diasporic languaging. Jesse Chun is a visual artist living in New York. Her work is currently included in the Queens International 2018: Volumes.

Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz 
Weather Report 

In Weather Report, Downey and Seitz balance landscape and portraiture through the video’s split screen. Their measured choreography negotiate the relation between body and the environment, object and subject, revealing forms of mutual care and shared process. Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in New York. Their work is currently on view in How to see in the dark at Cuchifritos Gallery. Joanna Seitz is an artist and designer living and working in New York City.

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Tue, Nov 13, 2018