Saturday, August 23, 2014

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - August 23, 2014

Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 23 August 2014 ~ Host: Christina Liu

Showcase Theme: Feminism and Artistic Expression

Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Artemisia Gentileschi (Born July 8th 1593, Died 1653)

Artemisia Gentileschi was the most important woman painter of Early Modern Europe by virtue of the excellence of her work, the originality of her treatment of traditional subjects, and the number of her paintings that have survived (though only thirty-four of a much larger corpus remain, many of them only recently attributed to her rather than to her male contemporaries). She was both praised and disdained by contemporary critical opinion, recognized as having genius, yet seen as monstrous because she was a woman exercising a creative talent thought to be exclusively male. Since then, in the words of Mary D. Garrard, she "has suffered a scholarly neglect that is almost unthinkable for an artist of her caliber." There has recently been a movie made about Gentileschi called Artemisia, which has been widely criticized for its biographical and historical inaccuracy.

Video: Evelin Stermitz
Evelin will talk about her video art pieces and media works in context of art and feminism. She will show excperpts of her works and further introduce the project ArtFem.TV.

Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices. In 2008 she founded ArtFem.TV – Art and Feminism ITV ( and received a Special Mention for the project at the IX Festival Internacional de la Imagen, VI Muestra Monográfica de Media Art, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, in 2010. Her works have been exhibited and screened at various venues such as the MMoMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia / Vetlanda Museum, Sweden / Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City / Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina / PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli / CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy / Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia / Fundació Joan Miró and CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain / Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, USA / MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France / Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA / International Museum of Women, San Francisco, USA.

Literature: Sarah Gallina
Sarah will read a selection from her poetry writing: Creature of the Flesh; Nipple Kiss; He or She or Me

Sarah Gallina is a young visual artist/ writer living in Queens. After graduating from Colgate University last year, she delved into the world of theatre with the production of her first off-off-off Broadway play The Weight of Wishing. She has studied at The Atlantic Theatre Company, The Art Students League, and Pratt Institute. Since then, she’s found her artistic home in poetry and song lyrics.

Video Performance: Dayna Moses
INTERSECTION is a durational exploration of what lives in-between the internal and external space. Through repetitive movement, Dayna performs live with her-self on video to experiment with the gravity of time and space.
This work is conceived and performed by Dayna.

Dayna Moses is a NY-based video artist, filmmaker, and writer. Her video installations and films blur the perception of time and space. Moses’ work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions, screenings, and festivals in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), Moscow (Russia), Massachusetts, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New York. During her residency in Jerusalem, Israel from 2009-10, she studied Israeli art through the WUJS Institute and exhibited videos, installations, and performances. She is the recipient of grants and awards including the the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award and the Ken Jacobs Cinema Scholarship from Binghamton University. She has an MFA in Performing Arts-Film/Video from UW-Milwaukee; BA in Cinema, and BA in English; Creative Writing from Binghamton University.

Theater: Ege Maltepe
TITS by Prof G – A Sociological Approach!
Turkish Prof Bade Gediklioglu, aka Prof G, has been in New York City for her research on the social importance of female breasts, she prefers to call them TITS! Now is the time for her lecture series in which she will uncover her studies as well as her own identity. TITS by Prof G is a lecture comedy written and performed by Ege Maltepe, a Turkish actress who studied acting under the guidance of Mike Nichols in New York City. The show has a pink ribbon on. Prof G will perform a self-exam during her lecture, to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Ege Maltepe is an actor, director, and playwright from Istanbul. She came to New York on Fulbright scholarship and received her MA in Acting as a student of Mike Nichols. Ege is the curator for theatrical matinees in West Village’s 31 year old Caffe Vivaldi, also the co-founder of Classical For All with her classical musician husband. Ege is currently performing her one woman show, TITS , in which she plays a Turkish professor researching the social importance of breasts. As an educator Ege Maltepe is coaching improvisational workshops in New York and Istanbul. Her classes are open to both actors and non-actors, next workshop starts in September.

Catch Prof G's next lecture on August 26th 8pm at Producers Club (358 W 44th St) and August 27th 8pm at Peoples Improv Theater (123 E 24th St)

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