While Noorderzon 2011 has just passed, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen already present the next international artists in Groningen. From the 23th till the 29th of September, Croatian theatre makers Tea Tupajić and Petra Zanki are working at their performance Curator's Piece -Trial Against Art in the Grand Theatre. A play in which, next to the performers, curators too will take the stage for the first time - including Mark Yeoman, artistic director of Noorderzon.
The creators about the play:
“Curators’ Piece –Trial against Art is a performance that is developed with chosen performing arts curators and presented at their festivals and venues in a form of a staged performance. We invited international curators that are relevant for the shaping the global picture of today’s landscape of contemporary performing arts. The curator takes part in the performance as a performer, collaborator and co-producer. Relying on the relations between the artists, the curators and the audience, the performance itself deals with the possibility of art’s influence on today’s society.
What is art today?
Can it save the world?
What is the role of the artist, the curator and the audience in it?
Curators’ Piece is fiction and reality at the same time: A trial against art and its protagonists. Where the gathered community judges by itself each time anew."
Noorderzon/Grand Theatre are hosting a special meeting of people from the international theatre circuit. Participating curators are, next to Mark Yeoman, Vallejo Gantner (VS), Sven ┼ge Birkeland (Noorwegen), Gundega Laivina (Letland), Priit Raud (Estland) and Per Ananiassen (Noorwegen). The world premiere of the performance is scheduled for 25th and 26th of October 2011. at METEOR FESTIVAL Bergen, Norway.
Curator’s Piece – Trial Against Art is a co-production of BIT Teatergarasjen, Kunstcentrum BUDA, MDT, PS 122, o espašo do tempo, Noorderzon/Grand Theatre Groningen and others.0
Go here to read more about the project: www.curatorspiece.net