Sunday, February 28, 2010


Alice Chilton Gallery
147 Roebling Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11211

ALICE CHILTON GALLERY is a new gallery specializing in Performance Art with live performances plus performance-related materials: limited-edition prints, videos and catalogues and artifacts

The most effective way to save endangered species is to protect the places they need to live.
Isolated Performance Duration: 3 hours
ArteFattaPezzi – Arte Fiera Off – Bologna – January 2008
Photos: Claudia Riva

Exhibition of Performance Art Photography
Reception Opening: FRIDAY, MARCH 19
8:00 -10:00pm

VestAndPage - Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes

Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes work together since 2006 as V e s t A n d P a g e mainly in the field of Performance Art, including techniques of installation, video, poetry and sound. They screen their video art and present their performances, lectures and workshops in Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S.
United, they found within Performance Art the perfect common ground to talk about topics they concern: impermanence, transformation, memory activation and a translative poetry.
They wish to arrive with the spectators to a shift of reality and time, touching most inner human sensors.

The German born Ve r e n a S t e n k e studied Fine Arts at Freie Kunstschule Stix, Heilbronn and Maskmaking & Makeup artistry at Mainfranken Theater Wuerzburg and at the Media&Event-Academy Baden-Baden. She trained martial arts, later Contemporary, Sufi and Butoh dance during her living in Berlin and Social Theatre with Isole Comprese Teatro, Firenze/I. She also works on sound and video.

The Venetian born A n d r e a P a g n e s has achieved his Master Diploma in Art Critic and Museology at the International Art University of Venice-Florence and his Degrees in Modern Literature and Philosophy at the University of Venice. Further he took the Social Theatre Actor Diploma from Isole Comprese Teatro, Florence in 2006, writing for them and performing the piece Corpo 1 Prologo, and then in 7 others. In the year 2008 he got the Diploma in Creative Writings (method Raymond Carver), Rome.
He published art essays, proses and poetry and worked as translator. He curated and coordinated international exhibitions in Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Venice, Bologna and Vancouver and exhibited his own paintings, sculptures and installations in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, UK and US.In 1990 he received the UE Robert Schuman Silver medal for his activities, and in the year 2000 the Millennium Painting Award in representation of his own country.
He was Artistic director of Studio Tagliapetra Glass Sculpture&Design, Murano (1994-1996) and Marco Polo Glass Gallery & Studio, Murano (2000-2005).
The Alice Chilton Gallery is run by Jill McDermid, Director of the Grace Exhibition Space for live Performance Art:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Alice Chilton Gallery is extremely proud to present the first solo exhibition of performance photographs in New York, of Chinese artist Zhu Ming – an artist who has been extremely important to the development of performance art in contemporary China.

Growing-up in China after the Cultural Revolution, Zhu Ming finds peace and tranquility in his bubbles – large inflatable sculptures within which one can sit and contemplate, float along the water or stand firm in a desert, creating a zone of isolation.

Zhu Ming moved to Beijing after high school, and immediately entered into performance art. One day, when he was doing laundry, he saw the bubbles from the detergent, and had the epiphany that these bubbles would be the source of his work. He sees the bubbles, which exist and quickly disappear, as a metaphor for life, from one generation to another.

“Zhu Ming’s personal and poignant ‘ bubble art ‘ reminds us all that at times illusion and reality do co-exist. Isolation can indeed be found amid chaos, and that all of life is in a constant state of transition. Expressed through the human body and physical action, performance art will most certainly continue to be one of the most important vehicles available to contemporary artists.”

2.10. 2010
Wang Hua. Curator of Contemporary Chinese Art

The Alice Chilton Gallery is run by Jill McDermid, Director of the Grace Exhibition Space for live Performance Art: