Thursday, November 1, 6–8pm
Artist Raluca Croitoru opens up her studio at Art in General to present a new performance work-in-progress that reflects on the everyday conditions and movements of the body under capitalism. The work departs from an interest in contemporary representations of space and spaces of representation, combining improvised actions with choreographed movements performed by Raluca Croitoru, Bianca Felix Biberaj and Madeline Forbes.
A performance, installation and video artist, Croitoru develops her work in close collaboration with artists and communities. She is interested in collective embodied memory and social modes of performance, exploring leisure and pleasure, consumption and labor, and protest and power. She is inspired by the everyday social choreographies of industrial rhythms, activism, ergonomics, flexibility and the mobility of workers.
Also, the same evening, downstairs at Art in General’s exhibition space at 145 Plymouth Street stop by for an exhibition tour and conversation between artist Joseph Buckley and Executive Director & Curator Laurel Ptak.
Raluca Croitoru is a visual artist and performer based between Bucharest and Rotterdam. Croitoru holds an ongoing interest in alternative systems of exchange, social choreographies and the relation between aesthetics and politics. Her most recent works have been performed or displayed at Art Encounters Biennial in Romania, 13 Biennial of Media Arts Chile, Playground Performance Festival in Belgium, FRANK Gallery in Sweden, W139 Amsterdam, Tent Rotterdam and MAMA in the Netherlands. Croitoru holds an M.A. from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and has studied at the Salzburg Summer Academy.
Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program.
General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Special Project Support provided by CEC ArtsLink and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.