It Takes All The Fucking Time

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Dewey Dell (IT), Monkey Business (BE/NO), Last Yearz Interesting Negro (UK), Galerie (INT), Debora Delmar Corp. (MX), Offshore (UK) & Army of Love (DE)

Curator: Michelangelo Miccolis

«Maintenance is a drag; it takes all the fucking time (lit.)» writes Mierle Laderman Ukeles in her 1969 Manifesto for Maintenance Art.

Looking at this timeless statement by Ukeles as a reminder for a modus operandi in a troubled present, «It Takes All the Fucking Time» brings together a selection of proposals by writers, visual artists, dance and theatre-makers alike, who work either individually or collaboratively in generating new platforms for knowledge exchange, as well as alternative models for the circulation and distribution of different practices.

This new series invites projects led by figures who perform under a stage name,a business model, a trademark, a temporary formation, or simply by working in the company of others per sé.


Live Concert (2014) is a test site to challenge and re-experiment with the relationships between sound and movement. The work tries to completely avoid a possible theatrical narrative, and instead follows instinct as its guiding policy, while working on the perfection of details and leaving nothing to improvisation. The musicians’ movements relate to a complex layering of drumming sounds, with the aim to create a solid, unified, rhythmic body.

«Monkey Business» is a new time-based collaboration between visual artists Jurgen Ots and Kjersti G. Andvig. Part temporary occupation, part open studio, «Monkey Business» looks at the politics of collaboration in the public realm via unscripted occurrences, mad assemblages and unexpected encounters.

«Last Yearz Interesting Negro» is the name used by Jamila Johnson-Small, whose work considers the immediacy of the gaze and puts forward the idea that looking creates meaning. They focus on steering or directing this gaze, rather than evading it and their interest in grappling with an invasive gaze can be traced back to the intense scrutiny that dancers’ bodies are placed under during formal training. Arms, hips and legs. The back arched and the torsos twisted. This fetish of the body, a scopophilic pleasure in looking at how impressively a dancer moves, is mapped onto the social constructs that dictate how each body moves through the world. Johnson-Small navigates the overlap between cultural signifiers and what a specific body, on a musculoskeletal level, is prepared to do and questions what effect it has on how the body moves.

GALERIE is an immaterial art gallery dealing exclusively with immaterial artworks. Galerie represents artistic practices that mainly manifest through performative formats. The mission of Galerie is to support and promote immaterial objecthood: works that cannot be reduced to material objects nor the documentation of an action. Galerie circulates artworks by representing them as well as offering them for sale. In collaboration with the artists, economical formats and “representations” are tailored to each artwork, offering unique opportunities for the artwork to extend and disseminate on its own terms.

DEBORA DELMAR CORP. is the name Débora Delmar (MX) adopted for the distribution of her artwork in 2009 while attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA. The projects of Debora Delmar Corp. have explored topics such as trending color schemes in branding, corporate merchandising techniques IRL and url, class issues created by producer and consumer relationships, international trading markets, as well as local and mass production; real estate, home decor and commercial interior design as contexts for consumption, business ideology and the circulation of images from high to low culture. The Debora Delmar Corp.'s logo was in fact commandeered by a chain of hospitals in Los Angeles and later tattooed onto the hips of supermodels Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn.

«Offshore» is an itinerant performance company and pedagogical structure initiated by Cally Spooner to draft new vocabulary and terms of how to organise, work, and perform together. Arriving from literature, theatre, and a messy, unrequited love affair with philosophy, «Offshore» sits somewhere between a philosophy school for embodied knowledge, an engine, an alibi, a backroom, a rehearsal, and some deliberate, unguaranteed, social plumbing.

As the «Army Of Love» proclaims, «…romantic love is saturated with commoditization. The socialistic premise behind «free love» crumbles when desiring competition gets in the way, and in the age of hook-up apps, the possibility of free sex represents the liberalization, not the liberation, of love.»

«F*Time» Curator

Michelangelo Miccolis (IT/MX)

is a visual arts performer and producer.

Since 2005 he has worked internationally on projects by renowned artists including: Tino Sehgal, Venice Biennale (2005), Fondazione Trussardi, Milan (2008), Tate Modern, London (2012), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), Volksbühne Berlin (2017); Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, on tour (2007-2009); Dora García, Venice Biennale (2011 and 2015), Museo Reina Sofia (2018); Christodoulos Panayiotou, Venice Biennale and IUAV University (both 2015) and Cally Spooner, CAC Géneve (2018).

Since 2017 he is the performance programmer of «Immaterial» at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, as well as guest-curator at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.

Current and upcoming projects include: The Army of Love, in collaboration with Ingo Niermann and Dora García (ongoing); OFFSHORE in collaboration with Cally Spooner (ongoing), «Immaterial Vol. 3», Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 7 - 10 February, 2019.

«F*Time» Artists 2019

Dewel Dell (IT)

was formed in 2007 by Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta Since then the company has created seven performances that have been presented in the main festivals across Europe as well as in Australia (Melbourne Festival) and the U.S. (University of Wesleyan). Their work Marzo (2013) has been created in collaboration with Japanese visual artist Yuchi Yokoyama and theater director Kuro Tanino. Marzo’s world premiere took place in Graz, at Steirischer Herbst Festival, and its Italian premiere has been presented at the Venice Biennale, in the frame of Biennale Danza 2014. Dewey Dell has been part of the project Fies Factory/Centrale Fies from 2008 to 2013 and part of APAP (Advancing Performing Arts Project) from 2013 to 2016. Dewey Dell is now based between Cesena, Berlin and Vilnius.

Monkey Business


Jurgen Ots (BE) studied at Sint-Lucas Brussels. Solo exhibitions include (selection): The Periaqueductal Gray Series, Galleria ZERO, Milan, 2014; Periaqueductal Gray, Elisa Platteau, Brussels, 2013; La Porte de l'Enfer Elisa Platteau & Cie Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2012. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): What are we going to paint, Anette Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016; Hearing colors tasting shapes, Aike Dellarco, Shanghai, 2015; Dust, center for contemporary art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, 2015; An Exchange with Soll Lewitt, MASS MoCA Massachusetts, USA, 2011.

Kjersti G. Andvig (NO) grew up on the Lofoten islands where she studied for one year at Kabelvåg Art and Film school. She graduated from the National Academy of Art in Oslo in 2003. As an artist, her work often takes the form of long-term commitments to situations that demand complete personal dedication. She has had solo exhibitions at Rekord, Oslo, Triangle, Marseille, and Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, and her work has been seen in group exhibitions including Lights On at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, the Carnegie Art Award exhibitions in 2010 and the Lofoten International Art Festival, 2011.

Last Years Interesting Negro

Jamila Johnson-Small (UK)

Trained in Contemporary Dance and working with choreography, video, sound and sculpture, Jamila Johnson Small (London, UK) is interested in building atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Of Caribbean descent, born and based in London she has formed long term collaborations with other artists including Project O with Alexandrina Hemsley, immigrants and animals with Mira Kautto. More recently she performs in work by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, collaborates with Rowdy SS, runs HOTLINE with Sara Sassanelli, and GUSH with David Panos, a semi-regular low-key DIY event.

Galerie (INT)

Simon Asencio (FR) is a visual artist, choreographer and performer. His work has been presented at venues such as De Appel arts centre Amsterdam, Independent Brussels, CAB-Contemporary Arts - Brussels, La BF15 - Lyon and Live Works - Dro, Italy. He has performed extensively on projects by Mårten Spångberg, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy and Dora García.

Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK) works with dance and related practices. In collaboration with Emma Daniel, Linda Blomqvist and Anna Gaiotti he is since 2014 organizing Indigo Dance Festival, an artist run festival experimenting with formats of display, transmission and production of dance. Furthermore he is regularly touring with his own work as well as performing in the works of other artists such as Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof and Dora García.

Debora Delmar Corp.

Débora Delmar (MX).

Recent exhibitions include: Museo Universitario del Chopo (solo), Mexico City; BB9 Berlin Biennale 2016, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 2015; Modern Art Oxford (solo), 2015.


Cally Spooner (UK) lives and works in Athens. Her recent solo exhibitions include: “DRAG DRAG SOLO” at CAC Genève, Geneva (2018); And You Were Wonderful, On Stage” at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); “On False Tears and Outsourcing” at The New Museum, New York (2016); and “The Anti-Climax Climax” at Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2015). Her recent live productions have been presented at Tate Modern, London (2014); Tate Britain, London (2014); the High Line, New York (2014); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); and Performa 13, New York (2013). Spooner’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum (2015); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2015); Frieze Projects, London (2015); Kunstverein München (2014); Frieze Projects, New York (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012). She is a 2013 recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award and the author of the novel Collapsing in Parts, published by Mousse in 2013.

Army Of Love

Ingo Niermann (DE) is a writer and the editor of the speculative book series Solution. His work has been featured at Berlin Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, dOCUMENTA (13), La Biennale di Venezia, MACBA and MoMA. Niermann studied Philosophy and Sociology at Freie Universitat Berlin and is currently living in Basel.

«Fun & Fury!» Preview Artists 2018

Simone Bertuzzi (IT)

is half of Invernomuto, a duo operating in the fields of visual arts and cross-discipline practices since 2003. He started the blog Palm Wine in 2009, now on its third version. Together with Jim C. Nedd he co-curated a compilation (Honest Jon’s, 2017) about Guarapo music genre in Northern Colombia and was behind Bunker Sonidero, a monthly party in Turin which run until 2015. He collaborated with festivals and events such as OPEN (Triennale di Milano, 2012), Sonido Classics (Milano, 2016), MASH (Milano, 2015/2016). As a DJ, he spins warm and border-crossing tunes. He teaches Multimedia Design at Academy of Fine Arts of Bergamo and occasionally works as a promoter and music consultant.


«Thus I Spoke» Artists 2017

Dora García (*1965 in Valladolid/ES, lebt in Oslo/NO und Barcelona/ES)

unterrichtet an der Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norwegen und am HEAD in Genf. Sie ist Co-Direktorin von Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in Paris. Ihre Arbeit ist vorwiegend performativ und behandelt insbesondere gegenwärtige gesellschaftliche Themen in Bezug auf Gemeinschaft und Individualität. Sie erforscht das politische Potenzial von marginalisierten Subjekten und würdigt exzentrische Charaktere sowie Anti-Helden. García ist an zahlreichen internationalen Anlässen vertreten.

Präsentationen (Auswahl): 54sten, 55sten und 56sten Venedig Biennale (2011, 2013 und 2015); dOCUMENTA 13 (2012); 29sten São Paulo Biennale (2010); 16ten Sydney Biennale (2008); Münster Skulptur Projekte (2007).

Krõõt Juurak (*1981 in Tallin/EE, lebt in Wien/AT)

ist Künstlerin und Performerin, deren Performances sich sowohl an ein menschliches wie auch an ein nicht-menschliches Publikum richten. Ihre Arbeit umfasst Präsentationen, Texte, Workshops, Stimmungswechsel und Konflikte. Sie zeigte ihre Arbeit an Veranstaltungsorten in und ausserhalb Europas.  Präsentationen (Auswahl): CAC Vilnius; CAC, Genf; Tallinn Art Hall; Tanzquartier, Wien.

Cally Spooner (*1983 in Ascot/UK, lebt in Athen/GR)

wurde 2013 mit dem Preis der «Paul Hamlyn Foundation» und 2014 mit dem «Future Generation Art» Preis ausgezeichnet. Sie ist Autorin des Romans «Collapsing in Parts», der von Mousse im Jahr 2013 veröffentlicht wurde. Präsentationen (Auswahl): «And You Were Wonderful, On Stage», Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); «On False Tears and Outsourcing», New Museum (2016); «The Anti-Climax Climax», Bielefelder Kunstverein (2015); Tate Modern, London (2014); Tate Britain, London (2014); High Line, New York (2014); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); Performa 13, New York (2013); Aspen Art Museum (2015); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2015); Frieze Projects, London (2015); Kunstverein München (2014); Frieze Projects, New York (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013) und Serpentine Gallery, London (2012).

Christodoulos Panayiotou (*1978 in Limassol/CYP)

umfassende Recherche befasst sich mit der Identifikation und dem Aufdecken von versteckten und verdrängten Erzählungen innerhalb visueller Aufnahmen von Geschichte und Zeit. Präsentationen (Auswahl): 56sten Venedig Biennale im Zypern Pavillon; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Zürich; Casino Luxembourg; CCA Kitakyushu; Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny; Point Center of Contemporary Art, Nicosia; 13. Sharjah Biennial; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; 8. Berlin Biennale; 7. Liverpool Biennial; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museion, Bolzano; Migros Museum, Zürich; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut; Artist Space, New York; MoCA Miami.

Jean Capeille (*1989 in Paris/FR) ist professioneller Tänzer.

Adriana Lara (*1978 in Mexico-City/MX)

wurde nach ihrem Studium an der UNAM in Mexico-City und einem Jahr in Paris im Post-Graduate-Programm im Palais de Tokyo, Mitbegründerin des non-profit Produktionsbüros «Perros Negros» in Mexico-City, mit dem sie parallel zu ihrer eigenen künstlerischen Praxis Ausstellungen kuratiert und das Zine Pazmaker herausgibt. Seit August 2017 ist Lara zudem im Leitungsteam der Shedhalle Zürich.

Präsentationen (Auswahl): Kunsthalle Basel; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; Algus Greenspon Gallery; Air de Paris Gallery; House of Gaga, Mexico; dOCUMENTA13, Kassel; MOCA Miami und Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.