In Between Times
part of the New York
Latin American Art Triennial
and Round the Block!
Chashama and the Latin American Art Triennial join Round the Block, with a special performance of Hector Canonge’s In Between Times.
In Between Times, a durational performance created by interdisciplinary artist Hector Canonge, questions notions of intimacy and public connections. In the new project, the artist continues his exploration of time, human awareness, and spatial relations confined to an environment that challenges observation and participation. Coinciding with Round the Block!, the guided tour assembled by Theaterlab on December 13, the performance consists of a series of live actions that will be triggered every 30 minutes. Canonge notes that the “in between times” is a metaphor for the passage of time and the creation of memories”—a recurrent theme in the artist’s performative work.
About Hector Canonge
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of new media technologies, cinematic narratives, Live Action Art, and Social Practice to explore and treat issues related to constructions of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His installations, interactive platforms, and performance art work have been exhibited and presented in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
As cultural entrepreneur, Canonge created and runs ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival of NYC; started ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), a transcontinental initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas; and directs his independent programs: PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the United States and Europe; PERFORMAXIS, an international residency program in collaboration with galleries and art spaces in Latin America. After living most of his life in the United States, Canonge returned to South America in 2012, and lived abroad for almost 3 years. The artist returned to New York City in late 2015 to continue with the development and execution of new projects, exhibitions, and initiatives among them: TALKaCTIVE, LiVEART.US, and CONVIVIR the international residency program at MODULO 715. In 2017, Canonge launched the performance art platform, NEXUS, premiered during Miami Art Basel, and worked in the development of LATITUDES, the International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, presented in Bolivia (2018 and 2019). He launched AUSTRAL Performance Art Festival Buenos Aires (April 23-27) in Argentina, and directed the 2019 edition of ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC (May 21-25) in the United States.
About Round the Block!
Round the Block! is a promenade-style performance event where audiences travel around the Garment District to see short pieces of music, theater, and visual art. Round the Block! is a chance to gather together, to get to know each other as neighbors, and to make a place for ourselves in our growing neighborhood.
The inaugural Round the Block! event will be held Friday, December 13 and will feature an array of art and performances (some with a holiday theme). Audiences will start the journey on a rolling basis, with entry times at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
All information about Round the Block! may be found on Theaterlab’s listing for the event, here: http://www.theaterlabnyc.com/events/round-the-block/ and their Facebook page for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/463319731055733/
About the New York Latin American Art Triennial
The New York Latin American Art Triennial, under the auspices of the Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc., manages an event designed to stimulate creative work in the attempt to establish art as a common language in various locations in the Bronx and NYC.
For further information about the New York Latin American Art Triennial and their full mission statement, as well as a list of other exhibitions, visit them online.
Progressive Transition Performance Series and In Between Times is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and Bronx Hispanic Festival.