It Takes All The Fucking Time

Kurator: Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

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Michelangelo Miccolis 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.

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«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.

by Cally Spooner (UK)

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«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.

Previous presentations include: La Fundición, Bilbao (ES); Playground Festival, Leuven (BE); Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (UK); NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG); Centre National de la Danse, Paris (FR).

On the occasion of the presentation at Cabaret Voltaire, OFFSHORE will be led by Cally Spooner, Michelangelo Miccolis plus one guest to be announced.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

Entrance fee: CHF 10.- (Cabaret Voltaire Members: free!)

Biography Offshore

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.

A multi-disciplinary project initiated by writer Ingo Niermann.

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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.»

They point out a missing link in Marxist analysis: even in a society where there is access to basic needs, commodities, and structures, attractiveness is not distributed equally, «leaving out those considered to be old, ugly or unsuccessful.» The practitioners of the Army offer all-encompassing love - one that includes care, desire, sex, and respect absent of maudlin emotions yet full of gratitude - to all those who need it.

Army of Love is a multi-disciplinary project initiated by writer Ingo Niermann in collaboration with invited guests.

Previous presentations include: Wiesbaden Biennale, MACBA, Barcelona, CASCO Utrecht, LA CASA ENCENDIDA, Madrid.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

Entrance fee: CHF 10.- (Cabaret Voltaire Members: free!)

Biography 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.