On and Off the Stage
Artists and Exhibition Coordinators:
Angela Valella and Cristy Wright
On and Off the Stage
Held on Nov. 30th 2012 this exhibition is one of the eight of twelve events involving a network of artists, producers, and art students with aim is to create dialogue within a diversity of art practice through curated exhibitions showcased in a one—night venue.
On and Off the Stage presents works that from various perspectives addresses the notion of process and final product as well as their aporias, in which the question of art production is itself reflected. With subtle interventions, site specific installations and videos,the artists Wright and Valella turn their attention to the exhibition space to perform routines that question time and repetition. In a degree of uncertainty and incomplete determination, perception carefully recombines into a loop with no heading questioning or direction.
The project reflects the relationship between the space and the process in which it is made, during four hours, forming a grid of connections and patterns. Akrasia, the condition in which while knowing what it would be best to do, one does something else serves as a conceptual starting point. Passive observers fiddle with the notion of timeliness activating the space.
The Nightclub is a collaborative art endeavor that initiates and supports critical exchange of ideas in art and cultural practice and the active development of artists, in-situ exhibitions and talks.
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Cristy Wright and Angela Valella | artists and exhibition coordinators
Artistic Director Angela Valella in collaboration with Odalis Valdivieso
The Nightclub is a non profit organization whose programming is made possible with the support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and DACRA. Special thanks to Tiffany Chestler and Gustavo Matamoros