Saturday, April 20, 2013

The NEA 4 Are Back...and at the New Museum

Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller - collectively known as the NEA 4 because of their battle with the NEA over funding in the 1990s - are in residence at the always inspiring New Museum in May and June 2013.

Part 1: NEA 4 in Residence

A series of four individual residencies with Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Tim Miller sets the stage for tackling contemporary issues surrounding funding for performance art today in light of the culture wars of the early ’90s.

Karen Finley in Residence: $ite-$pecific at the New Museum
Karen Finley presents a site-specific performance work that alchemizes the fundamental divergences between performance art and visual art economies.

May 3 – The Money Shot: Roundtable with Karen Finley
May 23–26 – “Sext Me if You Can” by Karen Finley: Performance and Installation

Holly Hughes in Residence: Discipline and Legacy in Queer Performance
Holly Hughes quarries queer strategies for teaching queer performance and performing queer histories.

May 5 – Queer(ing) Performance Pedagogy: Roundtable with Holly Hughes
May 10 – Expanded forms of Reenactment in Queer Performance: Holly Hughes and Cindy Carr in Conversation

John Fleck in Residence: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell Revisited
John Fleck revisits A Snowball’s Chance in Hell (1992) to consider a potential New York City premiere twenty years later.

June 15 – Blessed Are All the Little Snowballs in Hell: Screening and Discussion with John Fleck
June 20 – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, Revisited

Tim Miller in Residence: Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Performance Workshop
Tim Miller leads a performance workshop during Gay Pride Week, culminating in a world premiere ensemble-devised performance on Friday June 28 at 7 p.m.

June 24–28 – Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Performance Workshop
June 28 – Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Public Performance

Part 2: Performing Beyond Funding Limits

NEA 4, in collaboration with four curators who supported their work during the culture wars of the ’90s, will select four New York–based artists whose practices present unique challenges within the limits of traditional funding models for performance. The selected artists will engage in a weeklong research residency to develop radical “business plans” for better sustaining their own practices and to imagine new strategies for adapting their practices beyond the limits of available funding.

Full Details can be found HERE

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