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FADO EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES 2013 curated by Francisco-Fernando Granados

Basil AlZeri, Golboo Amani, Cressida Kocienski, Maryam Taghavi

March 8, 2013 - March 30, 2013

MARCH 8 – 30, 2013

Co-presented by Xpace Cultural Centre and FUSE Magazine:.sight.specific. proposes performance art as the staging of sight as site: observation as contour, terrain, and architecture for modes of aesthetic embodiment.  The project consists of four commissioned live works in search for situated perspectives on the possibilities of performance as a contextual spatial practice. The works situate artists and audience by trading knowledge on the streets, tracing trans-planetary sight-lines, creating home and hospitality in real time through cyberspace, and staging variations on absurdity. The shapes of these relationships brings into focus questions of knowledge and memory, contact and distance, longing and belonging.*image credit Cressida Kocienski 2013

ABOUT the series
Initiated in 2002 by Tanya Mars, FADO’s Emerging Artists Series was created to provide an on-going professional venue for emerging artists from Toronto and beyond to develop and present a performance piece, working within a curatorial framework set out by an emerging curator. FADO’s intention with this series is to nurture new work and ideas, provide direction and mentorship to both the artists and the curator, and to showcase the work of the city’s newest perspectives in performance art.
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Currently, we are the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. We present the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives.

Every Friday and Saturday in March, 2-6pm
Performance: The School of Bartered Knowledge by Golboo Amani

Friday March 8, 8pm
Performance: Planetaria by Cressida Kocienski
PWYC (suggested donation $5-$10)

Friday March 15, 8pm
Performance (and dinner): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri
Co-presented by FUSE Magazine and Israeli Apartheid Week Toronto
FUSE Magazine 36-2: Palestine-Palestine, featuring a project by Basil AlZeri, will be available for purchase.
PWYC (suggested donation $5-$10)

Saturday March 16, 1pm
Workshop (and lunch): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri

Sunday March 17, 1pm
Workshop (and lunch): T.M.K.L Presents: beit Suad by Basil AlZeri

Friday March 22, 8pm
Performance: Variations on Absurdity by Maryam Taghavi
PWYC (suggested donation $5-$10)Thursday March 28, 7-11pm
Opening of sight.specific exhibition of residue/ephemera
PLUS closing party for Xpace Window and Project Space exhibitions

Saturday March 30, 2pm
Panel Discussion: Viewing .sight.specific.
With: Basil AlZeri, Golboo Amani, Cressida Kocienski, Maryam Taghavi
Moderated by Johanna Householder with Francisco-Fernando Granados