BP.15 was the First Argentine Performance Biennale. The main purpose for the creation of this event is to take account of a long track record of this artistic as well as political expression in Argentina, which has enjoyed international scope and recognition, reaching its peak of popularity in the 60s and 70s, and still thriving.
Renowned artists of performance history, and representatives from other related disciplines —such as theater, dance, and music— shall present works especially developed for the Bienal.
BP.15 is a private initiative that brings together a collection of museum institutions and art spaces within its framework of exhibitions, providing a space structure with the absence of a center, thus turning them into dynamizing spaces of meaning. Its program, which spans from live presentations to seminars, workshops and meetings in multiple venues, aims at generating simultaneous environments for the exploration, exhibition and questioning of ideas, with the intention of narrowing the existing gap between the performance praxis and the theoretical discourse. It will tackle as diverse subjects as the transformation of every-day life events into different art forms, the integration of new technologies into performance as transgenre (its articulation with theater, dance, installations, music, etc.), and the value of documentation and the recording of pieces as transitory experiences.
Andrea Giunta (C. Arte Experimental UNSAM)
Liliana Piñeiro (Casa del Bicentenario)
Oscar Smoljan (MNBA de Neuquén)
Rodrigo Alonso (MAR y Parque de la Memoria)
Casey Burry (MACBA)
Laeticia Mello (MALBA)
Virginia Agote (MPBA Franklin Rawson)
Translation and Interpreter
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Gala Gómez Minujin