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keyon gaskin
its not a thing


INVITED BY DAVIDE SAVORANI

MAY 30TH 2018, 9 PM

VIA PAULLO, 12/A - MILAN



The performance its not a thing by keyon gaskin is presented for the first time in Italy at Marsèlleria, following the invitation by Davide Savorani.
Through this action “our place and the artist’s one are challenged, attacking head on the status of the viewer and the one of contemporary art lover. As a ghost in the space, keyon gaskin haunt it, come close and annoy the audience, touching where the pain burns.” (Introduction to the performance on the occasion of its presentation at Les Urbaines, Lausanne)

The non conventional approach of keyon gaskin defines an experiment where no one is at ease, boundaries are crossed and the audience is pushed towards a problematic identities consideration, questioning the multifaceted relationship between viewer and artist on stage. With its not a thing, gaskin face not only the normal standards of participation, but also the racialized and gendered power structures of the art system.


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