Irena Knezevic: Gesture Guild

03.15.10

My dear friend Irena Knezevic‘s  solo exhibition opens this Friday at threewalls in their new location at 119 N Peoria in unit 2C (just down the hall from their last location). Be sure to be there for the performance at 8 pm!

Irena Knezevic: Gesture Guild
March 19th – April 17th, 2010
Opening Reception: March 19th, 2010, 6-9pm
Performance: March 19th, 2010, 8 pm
Artist Talk: April 7th, 2010, 7pm
threewalls

FOLLOW ME SAILORS!

WHOEVER TOLD YOU THERE IS NO
TRUE,
FAITHFUL
AND ETERNAL SEA?

MAY HIS BLISTERING TONGUE BE CUT OUT!

FOLLOW ME, MY SAILORS, AND ONLY ME,
AND I WILL SHOW YOU SUCH A SEA!

CHICAGO: Friday, March 19th at 6 pm sharp, the Gesture Guild will open its doors at its new headquarters at 119 N Peoria in unit 2C. Join us at 8 pm for the commencement dirge, absinthe induced and sailor sung. (Ed. note: Sailor attire is strongly encouraged, those who do not arrive as sailors will be made into sailors.)

More information about the Guild:
The League of Dark Departments have joined forces in the Gesture Guild, a bureau for the recovery and acquisition of lost gestures. The Gesture Guild aims to return and reinforce the primordial anxieties responsible for head-bending weight and other liquid spiraling disasters, topical and tropical.

The public, inflicted with involuntary movement, nervous twitches, and ticks, due to the loss of solid surfaces and time-space incongruity, can join various Guild programs in search of gravitational re-calibration.

Determined via a brief questionnaire, members of the public are initiated into the Guild, thus participating in prescribed Guild activities at individually appointed times.

A schedule of activities and appointments, available for public observation, will be posted on line at www.three-walls.org.

INITIATION FORMS for the Gesture Guild can be submitted here>>>

Irena Knezevic is a Serbian artist currently living in Chicago. Knezevic’s work spans a variety of media to construct public events where scores, instructionals, and programs come together with sculptural objects to form a narrative inventory. Current areas of research include topics, such as: “secrets,” “involuntary movement,” “dream-wreck,” “liquidity,” “topical and tropical disasters,” “downward spirals,” “bright lights,” “vibratory inscription,” “hallucinogenic modernisms,” and “phantom continents.” Recent projects and performances have occurred at the Museum of Contemporary, Art Chicago; White Columns, New York; Harvard University, Cambridge and Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin. Knezevic earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007.

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