HK Zamani: "Performing"

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HK Zamani: "Performing"
Curated by: Susan Joseph

1427 E. 4th St. #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033
March 23rd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013
Opening: March 23rd, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 pm or call for an appointment.
HK Zamani, Susan Joseph, video-art, performance

HK Zamani: "Performing"
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Performance: Saturday, March 23, 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 23 - April 13, 2013

Please join us at Groundspace Project for the opening reception of HK Zamani: "Performing" an exhibition of performance and performanced-based videos. There will be a live simulcast performance and collaboration with Tomas Ruller during the opening reception at 9pm at Groundspace to coincide with 6am in Prague.

"I have described my work as being within the extended field of painting allowing me to do more than paint with traditional media. For thirteen years I made fabric and armature paintings. Most of my performances, such as EastWest, Blue, Dotman, White on White, face to face, Fashion of the Veil, Eros, Thanatos, all have direct or indirect associations with painting. In the last three collaborations with Tomas Ruller while at two separate and distant locations, through the use of technology, space and time, physicality and virtuality, are questioned—a similar line of questioning is addressed in my fabric and armature paintings.

David Joselit in his essay Signal Processing (on abstraction then and now) argues that painting lends itself more and more to the temporal arts in the course of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. As I personally remember, it was always noted that Pollock performed a dance ritual while in the act of painting. Joselit examines Abstract Expressionism and its action painters’ work as containers of Convertible Signs, and having Passage and Transmission. He suggests that these paintings have multiple semiotic layers, that they have particular Formal Configurations and Time Signatures, as well as Movement. He differentiates Abstract Expressionism from today’s abstract painting and contends that now painting can be described as a broadcast medium, and that abstract gesture now marks the transfer of information." HK Zamani