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I am fertile ground at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY.

On view:

Saturdays and Sundays

10:30am - 4:30 pm

September 21-November 17, 2019

I am fertile ground opens on September 21, 2019, at The Green-Wood Cemetery. The project centers on a site-specific installation in the Cemetery’s Catacombs with an accompanying series of events and workshops.

For nearly three decades, Janine Antoni has used the body, most often her own, as a tool to produce her sculptural, photographic, and performative work. I am fertile ground continues and expands on this theme in her practice, connecting Antoni’s study of emotionally resonate gestures with artworks inspired by religious icons. Each object on display pays reverence to a gesture Antoni has amplified through her body and that of others, rendering the body as both exalted and fragile.

Built in the 1850s, the Catacombs – one of the Cemetery’s oldest structures – is an underground building containing thirty burial vaults and a long central hallway.

Harry J. Weil, Green-Wood’s Director of Public Programs and Special Projects, and curator of I am fertile ground, said, “For nearly thirty years, Antoni has been exploring the value of loss, whether it is creating objects that wash away or are eaten as in Lick and Lather, or the ghostlike impression of her body in Saddle. I am fertile ground doesn’t tether itself to the absence often associated with loss, but rather the potential for reflection and revelation.”

The project is generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS PLANNED TO ACCOMPANY THE INSTALLATION:

 

Movement Meditation Class: Awakening Inner Wisdom

Peter Fodera will guide a 5Rhythms movement meditation class focused on awakening and listening to the body’s inner wisdom and the stories that are locked within. In dancing the 5Rhythms you can track perceptions and memories, seek out gestures and shapes and tune into instincts and intuitions. The 5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice that ignites creativity, connection and community.  No experience is necessary.Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended. 

Friday, September 20, 2019; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

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Saturday, November 2; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

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Location: Meet at the Gothic Arch

 

Film Screening: Spirit Labour

Participants will enjoy an outdoor screening of Spirit Labour. In this moving and poetic film, Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield follow the creative practice of sculptor and performance artist Janine Antoni: her collaborations and conversations with the choreographer Anna Halprin and the writer Hélène Cixous. Spirit Labourtraces the trans-generational connections between these artists who work with the female body and the natural elements. It asks: what kind of labor is it, to dedicate your life to working with the movements, expressions and affects of others?

Saturday, September 21, 2019; 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

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Location: Meet at the Gothic Arch

 

Artist Talk with Janine Antoni 

Janine Antoni will discuss her nearly thirty year career and what inspired her creation of I am fertile ground. Attendees will drink tea that the artist has made from leaves harvested at Green-Wood. 

Monday, October 21, 2019; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.               

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Location: Meet at the Gothic Arch

Caption for image above:

Janine Antoni, I am tool and substance (Detail), 2019, Mixed media gilded with 24 karat gold leaf, 15 1/2 x 33 x 1 1/2 inches
© Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, and The Green-Wood Cemetery, New York; Photo: Ralph Smith

 
 

PAST 

Paper Dance  in collaboration with Anna Halprin at The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Giulio Sciorio  January 27 - March 17, 2019

Paper Dance in collaboration with Anna Halprin at The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Giulio Sciorio

January 27 - March 17, 2019

Umbilical  showing in "The Domestic Plane" at Tbe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT  May 20, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Umbilical showing in "The Domestic Plane" at Tbe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

May 20, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Moor ( detail from 500+ feet of rope pictured above) and  Touch  showing at Accelerator, Stockholm University  October 30 - November 11, 2018  Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger. Accelerator at Stockholm University.

Moor (detail from 500+ feet of rope pictured above) and Touch showing at Accelerator, Stockholm University

October 30 - November 11, 2018

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger. Accelerator at Stockholm University.

Questions For My Eventual -  A walk through Green-Wood Cemetery in collaboration with Julianne Swartz, and Hadassa Goldvicht, exploring the relationships between death, hope, and empathy  October 28, 2018

Questions For My Eventual - A walk through Green-Wood Cemetery in collaboration with Julianne Swartz, and Hadassa Goldvicht, exploring the relationships between death, hope, and empathy

October 28, 2018

Cradle  showing in "Topologies" at The Warehouse, Dallas TX

Cradle showing in "Topologies" at The Warehouse, Dallas TX

To Twine  (pictured) and  To Return  showing in "Frankenstein's Birthday Party" at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco  June 23 - August 11, 2018

To Twine (pictured) and To Return showing in "Frankenstein's Birthday Party" at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

June 23 - August 11, 2018

Saddle  showing in "Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body"  The Met Breuer, New York, NY  March 20 - July 22, 2018

Saddle showing in "Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body"

The Met Breuer, New York, NY

March 20 - July 22, 2018

Lick & Lather  showing in "Selves and Others" at SFMOMA  March 24 - September 23, 2018

Lick & Lather showing in "Selves and Others" at SFMOMA

March 24 - September 23, 2018

Lick & Lather  showing in "Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions in the La Caixa Collection of Contemporary Art" at The Gas Natural Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art, A Coruña, Spain  May 10 - September 30, 2018

Lick & Lather showing in "Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions in the La Caixa Collection of Contemporary Art" at The Gas Natural Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art, A Coruña, Spain

May 10 - September 30, 2018

In Terms of Performance   In Terms of Performance an online resource of intersecting essays and interviews from curators, presenters, scholars and artists, including Antoni, reflecting on the relationship between visual art, theater, choreography, and performance art. Co-edited by Paula Marincola of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Shannon Jackson of UC Berkeley.

In Terms of Performance

In Terms of Performance an online resource of intersecting essays and interviews from curators, presenters, scholars and artists, including Antoni, reflecting on the relationship between visual art, theater, choreography, and performance art. Co-edited by Paula Marincola of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Shannon Jackson of UC Berkeley.

Sculpture  at Luhring Augustine  March 22 - Apr 14, 2018  An exhibition of sculptural works celebrating a selection of highlights from the gallery’s history presented by Luhring Augustine. Displayed across the gallery’s Chelsea and Bushwick locations, the exhibition includes works by Janine Antoni, Tom Friedman, Roger Hiorns, Phillip King, Martin Kippenberger, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Jeremy Moon, Reinhard Mucha, Cady Noland, Oscar Tuazon, Tunga, Rachel Whiteread, and Christopher Wool. Presented together, the works generate dialogues amongst objects as well as between individual artists, expanding upon the vocabulary and legacy of contemporary sculpture.

Sculpture at Luhring Augustine

March 22 - Apr 14, 2018

An exhibition of sculptural works celebrating a selection of highlights from the gallery’s history presented by Luhring Augustine. Displayed across the gallery’s Chelsea and Bushwick locations, the exhibition includes works by Janine Antoni, Tom Friedman, Roger Hiorns, Phillip King, Martin Kippenberger, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Jeremy Moon, Reinhard Mucha, Cady Noland, Oscar Tuazon, Tunga, Rachel Whiteread, and Christopher Wool. Presented together, the works generate dialogues amongst objects as well as between individual artists, expanding upon the vocabulary and legacy of contemporary sculpture.

National Gallery of Art Elson Lecture  Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the National Gallery of Art  A part of the National Gallery of Art Elson Lecture series, Janine Antoni discussed her artistic process, and latest projects at the Gallery in the East Building Auditorium.

National Gallery of Art Elson Lecture

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the National Gallery of Art

A part of the National Gallery of Art Elson Lecture series, Janine Antoni discussed her artistic process, and latest projects at the Gallery in the East Building Auditorium.

John Wilmerding Symposium:    Bodies of Work    Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:50 PM- 5:00 PM at The National Gallery of Art

John Wilmerding Symposium: Bodies of Work

Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:50 PM- 5:00 PM at The National Gallery of Art

Mary  showing in " Birthing Bodies " at Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY    September 30 - December 30, 2017

Mary showing in "Birthing Bodies" at Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 30 - December 30, 2017

Touch showing in "Wanderlust: A History of Walking"

University of Buffalo Art Gallery, The University of Buffalo, NY

September 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

and

Touch showing in "Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago"

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

September 2017 - January 2018

Mom and Dad and Lick and Lather showing in "DOUBLES, DOBROS, PLIEGUES, PARES, TWINS, MITADES"

The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

July 10 - December 31, 2017

Slumber showing in "ANTIDORON - the EMST Collection"

documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

June 10 - September, 2017

Umbilical  showing in "Material Traces"  Charim Galerie, Vienna, Austria  November 9, 2017 - February 3, 2018

Umbilical showing in "Material Traces"

Charim Galerie, Vienna, Austria

November 9, 2017 - February 3, 2018

Lick and Lather  showing in "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible"  The Met Breuer  March 18 - September 4, 2016

Lick and Lather showing in "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible"

The Met Breuer

March 18 - September 4, 2016

Inhabit  showing in "Invisible Adversaries"  Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Hudson, NY  June 25 - September 18, 2016

Inhabit showing in "Invisible Adversaries"

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Hudson, NY

June 25 - September 18, 2016

to long  showing in "Identity Revisited"  The Warehouse, Dallas, TX  February 1 - December 2, 2016

to long showing in "Identity Revisited"

The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

February 1 - December 2, 2016

Touch  showing in "Performing the Landscape"  Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Alberta, Canada  September 22 - November 12, 2016

Touch showing in "Performing the Landscape"

Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Alberta, Canada

September 22 - November 12, 2016

Honey Baby  showing at The Art Museum of the University of Nevada, Reno, NV  September 15 - October 22, 2016

Honey Baby showing at The Art Museum of the University of Nevada, Reno, NV

September 15 - October 22, 2016