Date(s) - Oct 25
12:00 - 18:00
Performance installation on view: Saturday, October 25, 12-6 PM
Discussion with the artists: Saturday, October 25, 4 PM
American artists Gerard & Kelly presented the European premiere of Timelining, a performance artwork exploring intimacy and partnership in the elegant rooms of the Mona Bismarck American Center. A stimulating public interview with the artists was conducted by independent curator Mathieu Copeland after the installation.
Investigating how memory binds two people in time—in terms of both personal and historical events—Timelining is an interactive installation that changes with each performer and visitor. First shown in spring 2014 in the artists’ solo exhibition at The Kitchen in New York, Timelining was described by Holland Cotter of The New York Times as “the single best thing I saw [in] Chelsea.”
Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly have collaborated since 2003. Working within an interdisciplinary framework to create project-based installations and performances, Gerard & Kelly use choreography, writing and a range of other media to address questions of sexuality, collective memory, and the formation of queer consciousness.
Gerard & Kelly completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2010, and received their MFAs in 2013 from the Interdisciplinary Studio at UCLA Department of Art. They have had solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York, NY (2014) and Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2013). Their work was included in the Made in L.A. 2014 biennial at the Hammer Museum, as well as group exhibitions at LACE | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (2013) and CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (2012). Recent performances have been presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York (2011), and the Park Avenue Armory, New York (2010). Their work is represented in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum and Hammer Museum. They have received grants and fellowships from the Graham Foundation (2014), Art Matters (2014), and the Van Lier Fellowship (2010); Gerard was a recipient of a Fulbright grant to France (2004-2005). They are currently artists-in-residence at the New Museum, New York, NY. They live and work in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.