Descendances du nu references and deconstructs Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting Nude Descending a Staircase. Originally presented and performed at the Centre D’Art Contemporain La Synagogue de Delme in France, the installation includes objects, photography, performance, sound and text.
The performer will move through the installation in the exhibition with a large headpiece for the duration of the performance. Jimmy Robert’s exhibition will be on view 1 April – 3 September, 2023.
The performance (about 15 minutes each time at Moderna Museet Malmö) is planned to take place:
1 – 2 April, 2 – 3 June and 26 – 27 August
Application Deadline: 13 March for audition sign ups
Audition: 27 March at Moderna Museet Malmö
Rehearsals: 1 – 2 days, 29 – 30March
THE SELECTED PARTICIPANT MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL DATES
- Performers with background in dance/movement
- Open to non professional performers
- Must be able to perform 20 minutes continuously with covered headpiece, on hard floor
- All ages and genders are welcome
- Preferably based in the Öresund region
How to apply
Please note! The application must be in English. Please send the following information to: email@example.com
- Why do you want to do this performance?
- How do you feel you could contribute to this performance but still staying true to its essence?
- Full availability for all dates
Contact Curator Andreas Nilsson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jimmy Robert
Jimmy Robert’s practice encompasses performance, photography, film, video, and drawing, frequently collapsing distinctions between these mediums. Using photography as a starting point for his works on paper, Robert blurs the divisions between two and three dimensions, as well as between image and object. In his artistry, Robert raises questions about representation, gender and ethnicity – often with a starting point in an art or museum context. With subtle humor, melancholy and queerness, the artist tackles these complex subjects through a fragmented and open idiom. The works, where not least the body becomes a conceptual tool, are allowed to function both as independent entities and as components of a larger historical network.
Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2022); Museion, Bolzano (2021); Nottingham Contemporary (2020); and Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren (2020). Large scale performances include Joie noire, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2019); Imitation of Lives, commissioned by Performa 17, The Glass House, Connecticut (2017); and Descendances du nu, CAC – La Synagogue De Delme, France (2016).
Published 10 January 2023 · Updated 11 January 2023