The Power Plant

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution

Sat Jul 06 2013

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

To participate, email jacob [dot] korczynski [at] gmail [dot] com or visit the front desk at the gallery one week prior to the program for the selected text.

The Power Plant

Jimmy Robert, Untitled, 2013. Black-and-white photograph, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Diana Stigter.

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution is an itinerant group dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. It was initiated by curators Frederique Bergholtz, Annie Fletcher and Tanja Elstgeest. It works in the spirit of open questioning and enquiry, through long-term collaborations with artists, researchers and partner organizations that take form in two-year editions of commissioned productions. This spring, If I Can’t Dance is launching Edition V, which explores the dynamic between appropriation and dedication.

One of the primary platforms for contemplation is the reading group organized by If I Can’t Dance in conjunction with each edition. For the second time, the group is organizing parallel reading groups outside of The Netherlands that are taking place in Toronto and Sao Paulo from March 2013 to autumn 2014. The Toronto edition, initiated by independent curator Jacob Korczynski in association with Art Metropole, conceived as a wandering response to its itinerant headquarters, will hold an open discussion at The Power Plant. This special reading group will discuss a text chosen in response to the current exhibition at The Power Plant Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line.

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