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Danyel Ferrari

20140910161141-allthesexieverhad The Importance of Being Awkward at Portland's Time Based Arts Festival   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art September 11th, 2014 - September 24th, 2014
Posted 9/10/14

Awkwardness is arguably a failure in a relationship to the terms of interaction. In our hyper-mediated 21st century we live increasingly curated lives where each action or image is constructed for specific, often distinct, audiences. We have become skilled at navigating multiple modes of communication and mediated performance that resist the risks of connection. Cautious of the misstep, we compartmentalize to avoid the slip into reading from the wrong script, preaching to the wrong choir—v... [more]

20131014172219-wonderland The Revolution Before the Rehearsal: 13th Istanbul Biennial   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
at Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts September 14th, 2013 - October 20th, 2013
Posted 10/14/13

To paraphrase Augusto Boal, art may not be the revolution but it is the rehearsal; in the case of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, however, the revolution arrived before the rehearsal. The Biennial’s focus, “the notion of the public domain as a political forum”, was announced in January, before the city it meant to take as both site and subject found more urgent occupiers with higher stakes. Fulya Erdemci who has curated past Biennials intended this year's “Mom, am I a Barbar... [more]

MFA Watchlist Artist: Danyel Ferrari  

(Danyel Ferrari, Always Already, 2012, site-specific installation at Hunter College Galleries. Courtesy of the artist.) Danyel Ferrari (lives in New York) ...For my thesis I am working on the second floor, in a room delineated by mid-twentieth century modular metal walls that were often used to construct managersʼ offices in industrial buildings. The project I had originally proposed involved performing a series of actions with objects, drawing on one of the MFA buildingʼs historic uses as... [more]

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