aunts again, all over.

Team One by AUNTS

The Chocolate Factory

5 – 49, 49th ave


april 17 – 19 (thur – sat)


tickets – $15, and directions

Team One by AUNTS is a show of 3 artists chosen by a 19 person curatorial team

after jump is explanation of this project and process….

explicitly placing the curatorial group on a crowded pedestal, above that of the comfortably numbered show it chooses to exhibit, Team One is concerned with the politics of curating dance – examining expectations, power relations, tastes and themes expressed in choosing people/groups/works to present

the curatorial activity, in the form of written, videotaped and photographed documentation of the process, is presented to the audience as an art installation in conjunction with the live, curated show

the live show produced by Team One may seem typical, but what is revealed and magnified is the difficult process of the attempt to be responsible for the presentation of work that has potential to be relevant

team one artists:

Bradlee Hicks

Ishmael Houston-Jones

Kenta Nagai

team one curators:

Ariel Polonsky

bibi (beatrice barbareschi)

Holly Faurot

Jeso O’Neill

Laurie Berg

Michael Helland

sarah h. paulson

Eva Schmidt

Montzerrat Contreras

Leslie Cuyjet

Devika Wickremesinghe

Kristin Hatleberg

Chih-Chun Huang

Chase Granoff

Tara O’Con

Ben Pryor

Jon Moniaci

Sari Nordman

Anne Zuerner

AUNTS is about having dance happen. The dance you’ve already seen, that pops into your head, that is known and expected and unknown and unexpected. Dance that seeps into the cracks of street lights, subway commotion, magazine myth, drunk nights at the bar, the family album, and the couch where you lay and softly glance at the afternoon light coming in through the window. AUNTS constantly tests a model of producing dance/performance/parties. A model that supports the development of current, present, and contemporary dancing. A model that expects to be adopted, adapted, replicated, and perpetuated by any person who would like to use it. Where performing can last five seconds or five hours; never a “work in progress.” Where the work of performing is backed by the “land of plenty” rather than “there is not enough.” Where the work of AUNTS defies the regulation of institution, capitalism, and consumerism. AUNTS is about being gracious in this world.

Thank you.


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