Performance Exchange to Showcase Live Art in London This Summer
The programme was put together with some of the city's leading galleries, including Goodman, König, Sadie Coles HQ, and Amanda Wilkinson.
Abbas Zahedi, 11 & 1 (2021). Performance-lecture at Belmacz London. Courtesy Belmacz.
A new performance art series called Performance Exchange will launch in London from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 July. Conceived by curator Rose Lejeune, the event will take place in commercial galleries around London.
'Performance Exchange highlights the ways in which commercial galleries support artists whose practice is multi-disciplinary, yet might struggle to make the live and ephemeral elements of their work visible within the object-focused art market,' Lejeune said.
Their performance pieces will appear at Arcade, Belmacz, Goodman Gallery, König Galerie, Kate McGarry, Sadie Coles HQ, Seventeen, VITRINE, and Amanda Wilkinson Gallery. Paris gallery Sultana is also taking part.
With the support of an acquisitions fund, an artwork from the programme will be acquired by the event's museum partners: Towner Eastbourne, Leicester Gallery at De Montfort University; and Blackpool's Grundy Art Gallery.
Lejeune said Performance Exchange aims to change collecting structures 'by creating a cross-sector collaboration between the art market and museums'. —[O]