Activation – Alternative Currencies: An Archive and A Manifesto w/ Performance Artist Tina Wang

When 15 Feb 2020
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Where The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States
Enquiry 646.839.5908

Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ Alternative Currencies: An Archive and A Manifesto will be activated this coming Saturday by performance artist Tina Wang, who will make its contents accessible to visitors through movement and gesture. An ongoing project since 2013, the archival installation features a selection of 32 systems of economic exchange drawn from Tsivopoulos’ larger body of research documenting the visual culture of transaction, including lending libraries, community development banks, and gift economies. The archive will be activated again by performance artist Rebecca Pristoop on Saturday, February 29 from 5:30-7pm as part of Before There Was Money There Was Debt: Anthropologist David Graeber and Artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos in Conversation.

Stefanos Tsivopoulos is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who has exhibited extensively in art institutions and film festivals worldwide. In 2013, he represented Greece at the 55th Venice Biennial with the multimedia installation History Zero. He has also exhibited in documenta 14, Kassel, Germany, in 2017; the 2nd Beijing Biennial, in 2014; and Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, in 2010.

Tsivopoulos has participated in several renowned international residencies including the Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten Amsterdam, IASPIS Stockholm, Platform Garanti Istanbul, and ISCP New York City. His numerous awards include the Mondriaan Foundation Production Award, the Onnassis Cultural Foundation New York Commission, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Award, and the Greek Ministry of Culture Venice Biennale Commission.

Tsivopoulos’s work has appeared recently in solo exhibitions at the MuCEM, Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens; Stella Art Foundation, Moscow; and ISCP, New York among others. International group exhibitions include Tate Modern, London; MACBA, Barcelona; MUKHA, Antwerp; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; Haus Der Culturen Der Welt, Berlin; SALT, Istanbul; BAK Basis voor Aktuele Kunst, Utrecht; LEEUM, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; and the Centre Pompidou Paris, among others.

Tina Wang is a performance artist based in New York City. Identity, fragility, and resilience are key themes in her work, which draws on her experience as a Taiwanese citizen raised in Latin America and her decade of work across the gig economy (service, dance, translation, yoga). Her performances immerse the body around the objects of menial labor. Her work seeks to challenge assumptions about where these objects belong, who belongs with them, and their difference from living bodies. Recently, Tina was a mentee in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program, participant in Creative Capital’s taller para artistas profesionales, and guest artist at The Sable Project. Her work has been shown at Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Governor’s Island, The Exponential Festival, Nimbus Dance, Chashasma, Radiator Gallery, Salvatore Capezio Theater, to name a few.

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