Guillaume Désanges

A History of Performance in 20 minutes with Hélène Meisel

A Performance Lecture

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30 pm

To coincide with the Performance Studies International symposium, FADO Performance Art Centre and Gallery TPW are pleased to present work by French curator and critic Guillaume Désanges. A History of Performance in 20 Minutes is a performative lecture presenting a concise history of the representation of the body in art. The performance-lecture aims to divide the history of performance into ten gestures – appearing, receiving, holding back, escaping, aiming, falling, crying, biting, emptying oneself and disappearing – all enacted and subjectively discussed.

Guillaume Désanges is a free-lance curator and art critic, co-founder of Work Method, a Paris based agency for artistic projects. Member of the editorial board of Trouble, he collaborates with the magazines Exit Express and Exit Book(Madrid). He coordinated the artistic projects of Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (2001-2007). In 2007-2008, he was curator at Centre d’Art Contemporain La Tôlerie. From 2009-2011, he is the guest curator at centre d’art le Plateau-Frac Ile de France, Paris.

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