Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sharon Hayes at the New Museum

"I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free"

Generously supported by The Greenwall Foundation

New York-based artist Sharon Hayes works in performance, video, and installation, creating situations that expose dramatic frictions between collective activities and personal actions. With interventions that are inspired by the language of politics and the dramaturgy of theater, Hayes has staged protests, delivered speeches, and organized demonstrations in which crowds and individuals are invited to rethink their roles in the construction of public opinion. Hayes will create a site-specific performance piece for the New Museum, which will have both a live component and a recorded element that will be broadcast in an unusual interstitial space located between galleries. Continuing the artist’s interrogation of the infinitesimal distance that separates the public from the private, this new work will be a reflection on the difference between speaking and listening—a kind of confession combining the idiom of politics, the transmission of secrets, and the language of love.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, December 1, 2007, 12-2 PM, 5-7 PM, 10 PM-12 AM
Sunday, December 2, 2007, 12-2 PM, 4-6 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2007, 12-2 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2007, 12-2 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008, 12-2 PM

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

I march in the parade of liberty, but as long as I love you I'm not free is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions.

Banner image:
Sharon Hayes
In the Near Future, New York (detail), 2005
Slide installation
Courtesy the artist

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