Francisco-Fernando Granados, Igor Grubić and Emily Roysdon
Curated by Julia Paoli
June 8 – July 21, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm.
Gallery TPW is pleased to present Social Choreography, a group exhibition curated by Julia Paoli. Works by Francisco-Fernando Granados (Canada), Igor Grubić (Croatia) and Emily Roysdon (USA) point to the intersection of choreography and politicized spaces in contemporary art. The exhibition aims to call attention to the dual meaning embedded in the term movement: at once referencing movement as a political ideology and movement of the body through time and space. Taken from cultural critic Andrew Hewitt, the show’s title suggests that choreography is linked to organization and can intricately demonstrate and interrupt the ways people relate and interact with one another. Granados presents a series of choreographed instructions that consider the political and performative possibilities of movement in public and private spaces. Grubić’s two-channel video juxtaposes graphic documentation of the first Gay Pride parades in Belgrade and Zagreb with dancers later responding to the events in the same locations. Roysdon’s photographic and video installations pursue an ongoing interest in representations of movement and the potential for corporeal gestures to convey shifting concepts of community and site. Together, the works address both the potential and the problems of representation developing out of a specific place and community, and moving into the space of the gallery. Reflecting on the relationship between action and documentation, lived bodies and drawn lines, Social Choreography at once participates in and updates the interest in how choreography and politics intersect.
Francisco-Fernando Granados will perform at the opening reception on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and the closing day of the exhibition on July 21, 2012 at 12 pm.