Co-natural

€ 16 / € 13 (-25/65+)
4h (in & out)

Alexandra Pirici is fast acquiring fame with her performative interventions in museum contexts. Her work has recently been shown at Skulptur Projekte Münster or the Venice Biennale. At Kanal – Centre Pompidou – a pre-museum space still awaiting its collection and its visitors – three performers and a hologram deconstruct the boundaries between presence and absence. What does it mean to be present? What does it mean to be? Today everything and everyone seems to be everywhere and nowhere at once: scattered but fragmented. With Co-natural, Pirici explores the extent to which we are and are not. She creates a situation in which diverse forms of life move alongside and through each other: physically, virtually, temporally, and permanently. Her sculptural performance and choreography connects (in)visible individuals and objects with each other as modular particles. She intertwines time with space, life with death, past with present and future. Co-natural is a game of opposition, temporality, and visibility.

Photo credits Julieta Cervantes

A project by
Alexandra Pirici

Performed by
Beniamin Boar, Paula Gherghe, Luisa Saraivá

Light, set & holographic display design
Andrei Dinu

Director of photography
Barbu Balasoiu

Presentation
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kanal – Centre Pompidou

Production
New Museum (New York)

Coproduction
Kunstenfestivaldesarts

With the support of
the European ArtEast Foundation, Art Encounters, Institut Culturel Roumain Bruxelles

Special thanks to
CINETic & The National Dance Center Bucharest

Co-natural was initially commissioned by the New Museum as a solo exhibition curated by Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator, for the New Museum’s recently inaugurated South Galleries

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Alexandra Pirici is an artist with a background in choreography that works undisciplined, across different mediums, from performance to visual arts and music. Her works have been exhibited within the decennial art exhibition Skulptur Projekte Munster 2017, the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale  - Romanian Pavilion, Tate Modern London, Tate Liverpool, The 9th Berlin Biennale, Manifesta 10, Centre Pompidou - Paris, New Museum – New York, Museum Ludwig Cologne, The 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, the Van Abbemuseum, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Museum of Modern Art – Warsaw, among many others. In 2015 she received the Excellency Award from the National Dance Center, Bucharest. 

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