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April & May 2015
Katya Grokhovsky
5th AUX Curatorial Fellow

KGheadshotVox Populi is extremely excited to present Katya Grokhovsky as our 5th AUX Curatorial Fellow supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Grokhovsky’s April & May 2015 programming will be presented under the curatorial theme:

“Call of the Wild: Pioneers, Rebels and Heroines”

From April 18th to May 24th, Grokhovsky will be presenting a range of pioneering, rebellious and trailblazing artists, who investigate and question limitations and boundaries of age, location, gender, sex, power, privilege and race. Call of the Wild: Pioneers, Rebels and Heroines brings together generations of exceptionally brave and bold multidisciplinary artists, who through their work, interrogate our societal norms, overturn the standards, abandon the expectations, jump over the borders and establish their own paths to the wild and the open ended. Seeking new worlds, through their rigorous practices and research, filmmakers, art historians, educators, video, sound and multi-media performance and installation artists from across the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe test the parameters, raise the bars, demolish the rules and lead us into the great and welcome unknown.

BIO
Katya Grokhovsky is a New York based artist, curator and organizer, invested in the exploration of multidisciplinary and multimedia practices, which cross generations, genders and geography. She holds an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She is a founder of Feminist Urgent, an influx online platform, through which she organizes panel discussions and events and a director of The Bedroom Projects, an intimate space of artistic exchange without a permanent location, through which she curates one night performances and exhibitions in New York. Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, New York Studio residency Program, NYC, Residency Unlimited, NYC, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska, APT Institute, NYC, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation) NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Watermill Center and more. She has been awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Chashama space to create grant, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia, and many others. http://www.katyagrokhovsky.net/

EVENTS:

Photo Credit:  Jim Norrena
“Petite Mort” Barbara DeGenevieve


SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH
BARBARA DEGENEVIEVE : “TO BE ALIVE IS TO MOVE FROM THE KNOWN TO THE UNKNOWN” (1947-2014) – AN EVENING OF DEDICATIONS.
KATYA GROKHOVSKY
LISA WAINWRIGHT
ALAN LABB
FREE
8.00 pm

Grokhovsky’s inaugural event presents two performative lectures and a screening of the work of Barbara DeGenevieve. Grokhovsky will present, “Mentor to Mentee – Legacy” a lecture on the importance of mentorship and its lasting influence on her artistic and curatorial practice and her interest in the exploration of limits. Lisa Wainwright (Dean of Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Alan Labb (Associate Provost of Educational Technology and Innovation; and Associate Professor, Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will give a performative lecture entitled “Barbara DeGenevieve and the pornographic sublime–a tribute {or “50 shades of fuck”}” celebrating the work, writing and spirit of Barbara DeGenevieve. Exploring DeGenevieve’s writings on art, porn and permission, as well as utilizing a splendiferous and promiscuous array of visual aids and props, Wainwright and Labb will tell the tales of DeGenevieve’s life and art. Following the lectures DeGenevieve’s film “The Panhandler Project (2004-2006)” will be screened. Please join us for this extraordinary tribute to DeGenevieve’s life and work.
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Diving Women of Jeju-do
Diving Women of Jeju-do

FRIDAY, APRIL 24
CREATE CHANGE: AN EVENING WITH BARBARA HAMMER
Q/A WITH KATE KRACZON
FREE
7.00 pm

Grokhovsky will present the legendary filmmaker and visual artist, Barbara Hammer for an evening of film and conversation. Hammer will screen “Diving Women of Jeju-do, 2007, 30 mins” and “Maya Deren’s Sink, 2011, 30 mins.” Kate Kraczon (Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art / University of Pennsylvania) will lead a discussion and Q/A with Hammer.
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Ana Mendieta, "Body Tracks," April 8, 1982.  Courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
Ana Mendieta, “Body Tracks,” April 8, 1982.
Courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
SUNDAY, MAY 10
SHAKE IT UP: AN EVENING WITH MARTHA WILSON?
Q/A WITH AMY SADAO
FREE
8:00 pm

Grokhovksy will present “Transformations, Invasions and Pushing Boundaries” a lecture by Martha Wilson???. Wilson will chronicle the interwoven stages of her creative contributions within the context of early feminist and socially engaged studio practice as well as her dissemination of the work of like-minded individuals through the auspices of Franklin Furnace. Central to the discussion is her presence as an agent of transformative change, initially in her artwork and then her facilitation of cultural change through her Directorial presence at Franklin Furnace. Amy Sadao (Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art / University of Pennsylvania) will lead a discussion with Wilson. This event is certain to be a highlight of 2015 for Vox Populi and the Philadelphia fine arts community.
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Amalia Wilson, IF I CARE SO MUCH YOU DONT CARE, 2015
Amalia Wilson, IF I CARE SO MUCH YOU DONT CARE, 2015
SATURDAY, MAY 16
RE-MAKE/ RE-BUILD/ RE-STAGE:
AN EVENING OF LIVE PERFORMANCES BY AMALIA WILSON, TUO WANG AND WHITNEY V. HUNTER?
FREE
8:00 pm

On May 16th, artists from Philadelphia and New York City bring Re-make/Re-build/Re-stage. Amalia Wilson, Tuo Wang, and Whitney V. Hunter are featured in this night of multi-narrative spectacle, hyper created physical spaces, and critical interrogations of African-American heritage and diasporic identity.
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Maria Hupfield, Roof top Crystal chandelier vest with goggles, 2015
Maria Hupfield, Roof top Crystal chandelier vest with goggles, 2015
FRIDAY, MAY 22
INITIATE AND SHATTER:
LIVE PERFORMANCES BY MARIA HUPFIELD, NADJA VERENA MARCIN
VIDEO SCREENINGS BY CASSANDRA TYTLER, IGNACIO TEJEDOR AND DIEDRA KRIEGER
FREE
8:00 pm

Grokhovsky curates a night of live performance and video works from a stunning range of international talent from Philadelphia and New York, including the work of Maria Hupfield a member of the Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario as well as videos by Australian artist Cassandra Tytler.
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Ayana Evans, "Operation Catsuit within Miao Jiaxin's Cage" 2014 photo: Miao Jiaxin
Ayana Evans, “Operation Catsuit within Miao Jiaxin’s Cage” 2014 photo: Miao Jiaxin
SATURDAY, MAY 23
UNTAMED:
AN EVENING OF LIVE PERFORMANCES BY TARA WHITE, AYANA EVANS AND CHRISTEN CLIFFORD
FREE
8:00 pm

Going out with a blast of “Untamed” artists, Grokhovsky wraps up programming with Tara White (Philadelphia), Ayana Evans (NYC, Chicago), and Christen Clifford (NYC). The night promises irreverent, uncanny, perverse, and stupendously feminist works.
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Image Credit: Feminist Urgent, 2014 at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, NYC with Penny Arcade, Emily Brandt, Juliana Driever, Hafizah Geter, Katya Grokhovsky, Anya Liftig, Jacqueline Mabey, Leah Schrager, photo Peter Gynd
Image Credit:
Feminist Urgent, 2014 at Bruce High Quality Foundation University, NYC with Penny Arcade, Emily Brandt, Juliana Driever, Hafizah Geter, Katya Grokhovsky, Anya Liftig, Jacqueline Mabey, Leah Schrager, photo Peter Gynd
SUNDAY, MAY 24
FEMINIST URGENT ROUNDTABLE : ACCUSED OF EMOTION
FREE
7:00 pm

An open round table, focusing on the persistent issues of distrust and dismissal of women’s abilities, feelings and opinions by society in most aspects of life, moderated by Katya Grokhovsky, founder of Feminist Urgent project – an in-flux open-forum, journal, social practice, curatorial, activist, community through which discussions and events are organized. Participants TBA.
https://www.facebook.com/feministurgent
http://feministurgent.tumblr.com/

Major support for the Vox Populi AUX Performance Fellowship has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
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posted: March 5, 2015 topics: