EX NUNC AT Venice International Performance Art Week
10 – 17 December 2016
Palazzo Mora, Venice
Preview: 10 December 2016, 6pm
EX NUNC presents UNDER A DIFFERENT SUN. Obscured Histories, Female Perspectives, exhibition, live performances and discursive programme in the framework of the third edition of VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK, Fragile Body – Material Body. The project delves into topics of lost histories and negated memories, and will present the work of Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Gabon/UK/Germany), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Ato Malinda (Kenya) and Lerato Shadi (South Africa/Germany).
The project consists of a temporary exhibition showing recent works by the four participating artists, alongside performances by Natahlie Mba Bikoro and Jeannette Ehlers, who will also participate to the morning panel discussion. UNDER A DIFFERENT SUN features performative works that take into account fragmented and submerged historical narratives, systematically marginalised and/or negated by Western historiography. The authors, female artists of Africa Diasporas, choose liminal, sharp perspectives, which cast new lights on obscured realities, in the past and present. The videos, photographs and live interventions, giving body to the curatorial project, are motivated and moved by the female gaze and gesture, here once again able to awake the presence of the – only apparently – lost.
The performance programme will include Jeannette Ehlers’ piece, Whip It Good **, which reenacts of one of the most brutal means of punishment during slavery – the whipping – in a simple, yet tense rebellion against the past and present; and Nathalie Mba Bikoro’s durational piece, Last Sundance, a performance exercise in colonial memory, denouncing the post-colonial urban systems against indigenous communities.
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** The performance Whip it Good was first commissioned by Artlabour Archives and Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin 2013
EX NUNC at Nesxt
5 November 2016, 6pm
EX NUNC participated to NESXT, as part of BODYTELLERS, the live section curated by Francesca Arri.
The programme included a performance by British/Nigerian artist Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Because of Hair; the Dichotomy of Culture and Identity, and a talk with the EXN curators and co-directors Chiara Cartuccia and Celeste Ricci.
EX NUNC at Showroom Gallery
Saturday 5 December, 2 - 3:30pm
EX NUNC took part to VISUAL CULTURES TEN, celebrating a decade of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. We will present a performance by Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Because of Hair; The Dichotomy of Culture and Identity.
EX NUNC's Directors, Chiara Cartuccia and Celeste Ricci, gave a talk and discuss this year's topic, Historical Body. The event took place at The Showroom, London.