On November 6, the Moving Company will stage a new performance, in which mover Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze will dance in cement shoes and yellow-feathered knee pads, while Tina Wang and Mor Mendel joust with fly swatters.
The exhibition offers an unusual and surprising amount of pleasure: it’s delightful to see these objects and the dancers, as though they were at play, all linked together in their absurdity.
Performance art doesn’t have to be so heavy. It can be light, like diving head-first into the trash, in Tamar Ettun’s case.
Artist Aimée Burg organized Tabula Rasa, the current show at Curious Matter in downtown Jersey City. On view until September 16, the exhibition features nine artists, many of whom hail from the MFA program at Yale University. Participating artists include Sam Anderson, Lorraine Dauw, Frank De Leon-Jones, Tamar Ettun, Shanti Grumbine, Nate Heiges, Steven Paneccasio, Monika Sziladi and Catherine Telford-Keogh.