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Jul 7, 2014
Bryan Zanisnik: The Problem With Appetite
Monday July 7th, 2014, 6-8pm
Over consumption as patriotism
Pancake breakfast summits
Bryan Zanisnik presents a new performance celebrating the US holiday.
Zanisnik’s performances contain an absurdist, dark humor resembling dream or nightmare scenarios. Most recently they are in the style of the tableau vivant, a theatrical arrangement of non-moving actors. Visually complex and often fantastical the installations are filled with symbols and metaphors left for the viewer to decipher.
Bryan Zanisnik received an MFA from Hunter College and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His performances, video and sculpture has been exhibited internationally including MoMA PS1, Sculpture Center, Queens Museum of Art, Fabric Workshop, De La Cruz Collection (Miami), Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Exnergasse and Future Center for Contemporary Art in Prague.
Starting in May 2014, LA><ART launches a series of performances to be curated by Summer Guthery, LA><ART’s Curator of Performance and Special Projects. Alongside exhibitions and programming, the performance series is meant to highlight the critical role of live performance in the visual arts throughout history. As performance exists in parallel to artistic practice, it is key to understanding notions of artistic refusal, artistic intelligence and overall intention. This performance series then in its own modest way intends to suggest this history and incite curiosity by revealing the layers of an artists practice. Performances will take place at LA><ART’s gallery and other venues around the city and includes local, national and international artists working in literature, dance, theater, film and in-between.