The Eccentrics Performance Program

    Tori Wrånes, Georgia Sagri, Jeanine Oleson, and Ieva Misevičiūtė

    The figure of the “eccentric” – a term for Russian circus performers used in the early 20th century – refers to the clowns, magicians, and acrobats who were the forerunners to the comic actors that inhabited the newly created space of film. A mode of popular entertainment that links ancient and modern technologies, the structural, emotional, and cognitive effects of the circus operate as an abstract framework for this group exhibition.

    The Eccentrics performance program extended out of the works on view by four of the exhibiting artists, Tori Wrånes, Georgia Sagri, Jeanine Oleson, and Ieva Misevičiūtė. Video: Adam Khalil

    Tori Wrånes
    Performance, January 24, 2016, 5pm, SculptureCenter, New York
    Performed by Lisa Asplund, Lasse Marhaug, Constance Tenvik, and Tori Wrånes
    Courtesy the artist

    Georgia Sagri
    Sunday Stroll Undone and Redone, 2016
    Performance, February 2, 2016, 7pm, SculptureCenter, New York
    2 hours
    Courtesy the artist
    *The performance piece Sunday Stroll Undone and Redone derives from Sunday Stroll Undone, with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, 2015. Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków and Nika Kowska. Courtesy the artist and Nika Kowska.

    Jeanine Oleson
    Does it matter? Hands down, yes., 2016
    Performance, March 1, 2016, 7pm, SculptureCenter, New York
    Performed by Beth Griffith, Jeanine Oleson, Lisa Reynolds, Diwa Tamrong and nyx zierhut Lighting and production assistance by Elizabeth Harnarine
    Courtesy the artist

    Ieva Misevičiūtė
    Tongue PhD (hardcover), 2016
    Performance, April 4, 2016, 6pm, SculptureCenter, New York
    Courtesy the artist