No Longer Showing.
Forty years ago, director Jules Dassin made a film about the escalating popular uprisings against the military junta that had ruled Greece since 1967. Then in exile with his wife, Greek actress Melina Mercouri, Dassin shot this film in the building that is now The Kitchen. Just as the film was completed, the junta was overthrown and the film, tilted The Rehearsal, was never commercially released. For this exhibition, artists Courtesy the Artists (Malik Gaines & Alexandro Segade), Discoteca Flaming Star, and Georgia Sagri engage the themes, resonances, and Brechtian structures of Dassin’s film against the recent narratives of collective action for autonomy on the global stage.
Curated by Matthew Lyons.
"The Rehearsal" will begin with a free performance entitled Sticky Stage by Discoteca Flaming Star at 8pm on Wednesday, June 25. Audience members may come and go as they please.
During gallery hours on July 7-11, Courtesy the Artists will be in residence rehearsing scenes and filming video for their contribution to the exhibition entitled The Shoot.
On July 17 and 31 at 7pm, Sagri will present Long Live the
Lions Wolves, a free performance that relocates the political climate of contemporary Greece to that of 1973 through voice and sound.
Please note that gallery hours for “The Rehearsal” are Monday – Friday, 12–6pm.
Performance views below of Sticky Stage by Discoteca Flaming Star, June 25, 2014. Photos: © Paula Court.
“The Rehearsal” is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Discoteca Flaming Star’s participation is made possible through the support of Stiftung Kunstfonds.
Top photo: Performance view of Discoteca Flaming Star, An Open Scenario for Future, Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart, 2013. Photo: Cristina Gomez Barrio.
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