Thursday, November 5, 2009

PERFORMANCE ART: The Communist Future, if it still existed

Performa in association with The Polish Cultural Institute of New York will present Christian Tomaszewski, in collaboration with video and performance artist Joanna Malinowska in Mother Earth Sister Moon on November 4 – 21. An installation, with special live performances on: November 6, 14, and 21, 6:00 & 8:00 pm at Performa 09/Chashama - 679 Third Avenue at 43rd Street, NYC. Installation admission free. Hours: Installation on view Tues.-Sat. 12:00 - 6:00 pm.
Performance tickets: 212-366-5700.

Tomaszewski and Malinowska consider how the future was imagined by the Communist regimes of the former Soviet Bloc. Mother Earth Sister Moon explores this theme by examining the fashion and style elements of a diverse range of Eastern Bloc phenomena, including the Soviet space program, sci-fi film and literature, and the cults surrounding the mysterious 1908 explosion over the Tunguska River Valley in central Siberia.

Both Polish-born, the two are New York-based artists.