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OPHELIA 

A Live Performance and Solo Exhibition by Nadja Verena Marcin

Curated by Amy Kisch + Presented by AKArt

Minnesota Street Project

March 3 - 31, 2018

 

Live Performance: Saturday, March 3, 4pm sharp

Minnesota Street Project Atrium

1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA  94107

[RSVP HERE]

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6-8 pm

Minnesota Street Project, Gallery 211

Exhibition: March 3 - 31, 2018

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm

 

OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION

A Workshop Led by Artist Nadja Verena Marcin 

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18, 12-6 pm 

The Growlery Residency

235 Broderick Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

[Register Here]

 

Panel Discussion OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION with Dena Beard, Director, The Lab; Dorka Keehn, San Francisco Arts Commissioner and Principal, Keehn on Art; Joseph Becker, Associate Curator Architecture and Design, SFMOMA (TBC); and Nadja Verena Marcin, Artist: Thursday, March 22, 6-8pm 

Minnesota Street Project Atrium

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OPHELIA is an architectural live performance and video sculpture, focusing on the human destruction of the biosphere. OPHELIA invokes historical icons Ophelia (John Everett Millais, 1852), Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Jeff Koons, 1985), and The Werld (Daniil Kharms, 1939)—merging body, art, science, and technology to parallel relationships between the Anthropocene age and gender inequality, speaking to the democratizing power of the meme. Floating in a salt-water solution in a life-size stainless steel sarcophagus, wearing a breathing mask and Ophelia’s dress, the artist Nadja Verena Marcin will quote text from Daniil Kharms’ The Werld about our limited human subjective perception. The image of a nineteenth-century Ophelia, supported via a breathing mask and reconfigured within a technologically constructed reality, becomes a metaphor for our current state of existence in the Anthropocene Period.

 

Awarded a Franklin Furnace Fund Grant, OPHELIA was unveiled as video-sculpture during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 at CONTEXT Art Miami’s VIP Lounge, and highlighted both in Artnet's Everything You Need to Know About All 23 Artfairs at Art Basel Miami Beach and Hyperallergic's Your Concise Guide Miami Art Week 2017. Following the video-sculpture’s premiere in Miami, the project’s next iteration premiered the live performance at Fridman Gallery in New York, as the opening act of the New Ear Festival of sound and performance art, on February 2, 2018. After Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, curated by Amy Kisch of AKArt, the work will travel to Nube Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (September); Moltekerei e.V. in Cologne, Germany as part of the DC Open Gallery Weekend (September); SomoS in Berlin (​October); AlbumArte in Rome, Italy, curated by Giulia Casalini of Arts Feminism Queer (November / December); Museum Schauwerk in Sindelfingen, Germany (February - December 2019​); and London (April 2019). The Goethe Institut of San Francisco will accompany the exhibition with panels, lectures, and workshops.

 

Marcin’s work has been presented at: ZKM - Museum for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Zendai MOMA, Shanghai (Himalajas Museum); Museo National de Arte, La Paz; Veneto Videoart Archive, Verona; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley; ICA Philadelphia; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; Palacio Portales, Cochabamba; Haus der Kunst, Munich, and other venues. OPHELIA has been made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and with general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

SAN FRANCISCO EXHIBITION + EVENT INFORMATION

+ PRESS RELEASE

+ INVITATION TO OPHELIA LIVE PERFORMANCE

+ OPHELIA PERFORMANCE AT MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT

+ OPHELIA EXHIBITION AT MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT

+ INVITATION TO OPHELIA LIVE PERFORMANCE AT MSP

+ MSP INVITATION TO OPHELIA LIVE PERFORMANCE

+ INVITATION TO OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION AT MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT, SF

+ OPHELIA in SAN FRANCISCO ON FACEBOOK

 

PRESS

+ ARTNET

+ ARTSY

+ CULTURED MAGAZINE

+ DORSTENER ZEITUNG

+ HYPERALLERGIC

+ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (FEBRUARY)

+ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (MARCH)

+ SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

+ SFGATE

 

 

OPHELIA KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

+ OPHELIA Conceptual Performance + Video Sculpture 

Kickstarter Campaign Live to Support 2017 - 2019 Global Tour 

 

 

OPHELIA WORLD TOUR LOCATIONS + NEWS

MIAMI: DECEMBER 5 - 10, 2017

+ OPHELIA Highlighted in Artnet's Everything You Need to Know About All 23 Artfairs at Art Basel Miami Beach 

+ OPHELIA Included in Hyperallergic's Your Concise Guide to Art Basel Miami 2017

 

 

NEW YORK: FEBRUARY 2, 2018

+ World Premiere of Live Performance of OPHELIA Opening the New Ear Festival of Sound + Performance Art at Fridman Gallery on February 2

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO: MARCH 3 - 31, 2018

+ RSVP to attend the Live Performance of OPHELIA at Minnesota Street Project on Saturday, March 3, 4pm

 

+ REGISTER for OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION - A Workshop Led by the Artist Nadja Verena Marcin at The Growlery, San Francisco on Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18, 12-6pm 

 

+ RSVP to attend the Panel Discussion OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION with Dena Beard, Director, The Lab; Dorka Keehn, San Francisco Arts Commissioner and Principal, Keehn on Art; Joseph Becker, Associate Curator Architecture and Design, SFMOMA (TBC); and Nadja Verena Marcin, Artist, at Minnesota Street Project on Thursday, March 22, 6-8pm

 

 

COLOGNE: SEPTEMBER 2018

BOLIVIA: SEPTEMBER 2018

BERLIN: SEPTEMBER 2018

ROME: NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018

SINDELFINGEN: FEBRUARY 2019

LONDON: APRIL 2019

 

 

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