MASS Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming program, Learning in Public. Conceived as a way of engaging with artists whose practices include live time-based events, Learning in Public is a series of discrete public performances, collaborations, and community engagements taking place in the gallery from September 22 to October 28, 2017.
Our series will feature a diverse myriad of artists including Mosaico Experiencia(ATX), Daphane Park (CDMX), Saakred (ATX), Dorian Wood (LA) and is presented in collaboration with COTFG, an Austin-based volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counterculture community. This series holds space for each guest artist to be in residence for an entire week during which time they will offer at least one opportunity for the public to engage with their practice.
The work presented by the artists in Learning in Public grapples and engages with such topics as gender identity, power, gentrification, the built and natural environments, spiritual realms and self-care. Performance art trades in the overlap between spectator and performer with an unorthodox approach which privileges fluidity over disciplinary borders. With the artist’s body and psyche at its center, coupled with time and space as its primary medium, this practice carries with it an increased sense of personal risk.
MASS presents this series without expectation or desired outcome with an emphasis on providing a safe space for audiences and performers to meet and engage. We want Learning in Public to be welcoming, and we encourage everyone – artists, visitors, and collective members – to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated. Please stay tuned to our website and social media feeds for announcements about scheduled events and open gallery hours. For more information click here.
SEPT 22 - 28, 2017 // COTFG: Failure School
SEPT 29 - OCT 6, 2017 // Mosaico Experiencia
OCT 7 - 14, 2017 // Daphane Park: Let's Meet in the Mineral World
OCT 15 - 20, 2017 // Dorian Wood: Austin 1017
OCT 21 - 28, 2017 // Saakred: TRANS: Act One