6 pm: $20, $15 members, $10 students
8 pm: $25, $20 members; tour is followed by reception
New York–based Japanese performance artist Ei Arakawa invites painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and archivists to form a temporal group addressing Gutai today, resulting in a performative exhibition tour where the audience is escorted and repositioned. The tour emphasizes the power dynamics within Gutai, between women and men, singularity and plurality, performance and painting. The audience, performers, and photographer interact at various intervals, collapsing archival image-making or mise-en-scènes and temporarily reanimating historic Gutai documents.
Performers include Ei Arakawa, Shinsuke Aso, Kerstin Brästch, Gabriel Feliciano, Eileen Quinlan, and Amy Sillman. Please note that certain moments of audience and performer interaction in the tour will be photographed; in order to fully participate in the tour, audience members will be asked to sign a form consenting to such photographic documentation. Paula Court will photograph the event.
Read an account of one of the Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV tours that took place on March 22.