If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is pleased to
announce a solo exhibition by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa at grunt gallery,
Vancouver. For the exhibition Ramírez-Figueroa will present for the first time,
the complete collection of video works that document his performance cycle, Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers
This cycle of works was produced as part of Ramírez-Figueroa commission
with Corpus and If I Can’t Dance’s VI, Event and Duration, and saw him use his
body and direct action to perform six images related to the history of the
Guatemalan Civil War at punctuated moments and locations across a three year
period. In the works Ramírez-Figueroa approached the Civil War from a personal
position, softening images of it through abstraction and humour, while
attempting to use the intensity of the performance schedule to push beyond the
immense force of the collective and inscribed memory of the war’s history.
These videos are featured at grunt gallery as part of Capture Photography
Festival, and the exhibition is curated by Glenn Alteen. Further details of the
exhibition can be found here.
To accompany the exhibition, on 5 April 2018 at 7pm a publication of the
same name will be launched in the company of the artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
and If I Can’t Dance’s director Frédérique Bergholtz and curator Susan Gibb.
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s cycle of performances, Requiem for Mirrors and Tigers, was commissioned and produced
as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b
(Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground
(STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). Corpus is co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.