DOPUST | Days of open performance Vienna

29 Jun 2016 – 3 Jul 2016

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Galerie Michaela Stock

Vienna, Austria


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DOPUST/ Days of open performance VIENNA is an international festival of performance art and will be held in Vienna for the first time. The festival will showcase the extraordinary diversity of performance art connected to the topic MASCULINE ICONS.


Over 14 artists will present works that span from happening, action, public intervention, body art to music, related to the them of MASCULINE ICONS.

The aim of MASCULINE ICONS is to explore the interrelations between the artistic practice of live performance, performance documentation as well as those between contemporary art theories. The program will be focused on masculinity and manliness. In our mental image, men are influenced by their upbringing, experience, and social environment, which play a big role in determining one's view of masculinity and manhood. There are numerous forms and expressions of gender, of "being masculine" or "being male". Masculinity and femininity or one's gender identity refers to the degree to which persons see themselves as masculine or feminine. Societal members decide what being male or female means in our society. "Masculinity always is interpolated by cultural, historical and geographical location". This means that masculinity is going to be different for everyone. Some particularly influential factors in shaping one's idea of manhood are race, class, ability, sexual orientation, and gender.

The artists and art theoretician from different countries and cultural backgrounds who have been invited will perform or lecture at the gallery or somewhere in Vienna, dealing with the topic. All these works/performances may not accurately reflect reality and we will see if there really is a different manifestation of visible hegemonic masculinities in different cultures and history. The program is complemented by lectures and discussions on the topic of masculine icon by artists and renowned scientists.

Cooperation with DOPUST/Open days of Performance Split & PAS

PROGRAM (Please check Website & Facebook for the up to date timetable)

WEDNESDAY | June 29th
Drinks, Dance & Music | Cooking Performance with BARBATTI FINE FOOD (HR)

6 pm | EXHIBITION OPENING | MASCULINE ICONS | June 29th - Sept 3rd 2016
Branka Cvjeticanin (HR), Vlasta Delimar (HR), Tomislav Gotovac (HR), Luiza Margan (HR)

6 pm | SCREENING | Rocio Boliver (MEX), Evelyn Loschy (A), Angela Marzullo (CH), Selma Selman (BA), Alexander Viscio (USA), Marko Zink (A)

9 pm | DJ Carpe Noctem

THURSDAY | June 30th
6 pm | PERFORMANCE | Vlasta Delimar (HR) | The Right to Orgasm in the '60s
7 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION | The struggle with the meaning of masculinity | Marina Grzinic (SI), Bariaa Mourad (L), Ursula Maria Probst (A)
8 pm | PERFORMANCE | Nina Kamenjarin (HR) | Shave off
9 pm | PERFORMANCE | Siniša Labrović (HR) | Birth of Man

FRIDAY | July 1st

5 pm | PERFORMANCE | Neli Ružić (HR) | Neo-colony (performing masculinity)

6 pm | PANEL DISCUSSION | How sexual identity in cultural and social context influences the creation and reception of Performance | Nuit Banai (USA), BBB Deimling (GER), Christiane Krejs (A), Veronika Merklein (Ger), Walter Seidl (A)
8 pm | BALL | Hotel Butterfly | FlamBOYance - Hotel Butterfly presents Männchen, Machos und Memmen.

SATURDAY | July 2nd
12 pm | PERFORMANCE | Frustracиja | A (wo)man's Ritual
1 pm | PERFORMANCE | BBB Johannes Deimling (GER) | literally
4 pm | TALK | Gerardo Montes de Oca Valadez (MEX)
5 pm | EXHIBITION OPENING | LA REINA DEL SUR | July 3rd - Sept 3rd 2016
Eric del Castillo (MEX), Angela Marzullo (CH), Los Tigres del Norte (MEX), Sifiso Seleme (ZA), Agata S.Z (MEX)
7 pm | PERFORMANCE | Angela Marzullo (CH) | Makita Schooting
8 pm | PERFORMANCE | Giovanni Morbin (I) | Weigh a moment
9 pm | PERFORMANCE | Slaven Tolj (HR) | TBA

SUNDAY | July 3rd
PERFORMANCE | Sandro Đukić (HR) | TBA
PERFORMANCE | Marko Marković (HR) | Ausländer
PERFORMANCE | Alexander Viscio (USA) | I'M NOT CAIT

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Michaela Stock

Exhibiting artists

Sandro Đukić

Giovanni Morbin

Wannaset Suchart

Alexander Viscio

Angela Marzullo

Slaven Tolj


Siniša Labrović

Marko Marković

Neli Ružić

Nina Kamenjarin

Hotel Butterfly

Vlasta Delimar

BBB Johannes Deimling


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