March 19, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm
Many thanks to the artist Dafna Maimon for her lecture Artist Talk/ing and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency & Art School.
“Dafna Maimon’s work can be described as a series of rebellious emotional landscapes; something they depict, but also something that they are.
Her artistic practice is concerned with the reordering of social codes under capitalist consumption in order to re-channel the agency of the individual toward autonomy and to demand a space for closure. Maimon’s work, in particular, deconstructs patriarchal structures and plays with them through exaggeration, substitution, re-contextualization and détournement, allowing individuals to find new ways to make the most of their lives and sense of self. This process can manifest in the creation of anything from performative mini-institutions of their own, in which audiences can participate for several days, or “directed-experiences” lasting a few hours, to immersive performances, films or installations that generate space for reflection, stillness and catharsis.
In the talk she will present a recent series of exhibitions and performances from her project Family Business: Orient Express.“ (Text by courtesy of Dafna Maimon)
More information on the DAFNA MAIMON Website.