Double lecture performance by Manuel Pelmuș to be held at two different venues simultaneously: Salonul de proiecte and Ivan Gallery, Bucharest

Wednesday, April 18, 20.00

Salonul de proiecte
Tipografia Universul, 1st floor
23-35 Ion Brezoianu

Ivan Gallery
13 Dimitrie Grecescu

In the lecture performance Movements at an Exhibition and Borderlines Manuel Pelmuș reflects on the “performance turn” in contemporary art, on the experience economy, the mechanisms of value production, the strategies of disappearance, and the politics of visibility in our media-saturated society. His discourse in structured according to the limits entailed by the physical body. To be more precise, the limits between live performance and audio installation here become increasingly porous. The hierarchy of the senses undergoes a process of alteration: hearing supersedes vision. Different versions of this performance recently took place in Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Düsseldorf, and Zagreb. It will be held in English.

Manuel Pelmuș (b. 1974, Bucharest) lives and works in Oslo and Bucharest. He is one of the leading artists of the “new performance turn,” who have been reimagining the role of performance in the context of the visual arts over the last decade. In recent years, his projects have been shown at Para Site, Hong Kong (2017-18), Tate Modern, London and Tate Liverpool (2016); Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2016); Off-Biennale Budapest (2015 and 2017); Kyiv Biennale (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2014); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2014); Para Site, Hong Kong (2014); Venice Biennale (2013), among others. He was awarded the 2012 Berlin Art Prize for performing arts and the Excellence Award of the National Dance Centre, Bucharest, in 2014.

“Movements at an Exhibition and Borderlines” is part of “EVENING CLASSES: Actions by Day and by Night,” a program conceived by Manuel Pelmuș, focusing on the connection between the different temporalities and modes of attention to be found in dance and the visual arts, as a way of reflecting on the economies and possibilities produced by this potential hybrid space. For more info please check:

Image credit: Manuel Pelmuș - "Movements at an Exhibition", Para Site, Hong Kong, 2017-18