November 22: Performance of Men by Einat Amir

Sunday, November 22, 2009
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

In conjunction with 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), Einat Amir will present her new performance, Men, which features four actors stationed throughout the exhibition. Taking on the roles of characters that often reoccur from one performance to the next, the actors engage with museum visitors to speak about the exhibition as well as themselves. Two are positioned in opposite rooms to discuss the art on view and to also present their own videos showcasing their commercial work as stage and screen actors. A third actor, who is accompanied by a silent woman, declares himself a literal piece of performance art, wanders through the main exhibition space. As the three engage with visitors, their various character motivations and personalities become apparent, conflating everyday life and the stage.

Einat Amir is a Performa 09 artist. Her performance at P.S.1 was realized following the presentation of Ideal Viewer at Scaramouche and was part of The Lust Weekend of Performa 09.

Actors: Ryan Andes, John Carlton, Melia Smith, Brad Thomason


Special thanks to Artis - Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel.


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