DOING THINGS 'n STUFF: An accumulation of actions, relics, recent work, and more from John G. Boehme
This fall, Open Space presents Doing Things ‘n Stuff: An accumulation of actions, relics, recent work, and more from John G. Boehme. Opening on September 13, the month-long exhibition will highlight the international practice of Victoria-based performance artist John G. Boehme and cast a light on the vibrant performance art community within the city.
Over the past twenty-five years Boehme has created a body of work that explores his own physicality in relation to materials and processes. Often situating his work in critical response to current issues and concerns of contemporary performance art, Boehme works with sculpture, video, and live action, at times simultaneously, integrating materials, media, and processes into installations and time-based events.
For Boehme, “physical involvement is the most thorough and embodied way in which to create meaning.” In his durational works, “both the artist and the audience become privy to knowledge available only through this kind of commitment.”
Boehme is an undeniable presence in the Victoria performance art community, and the Open Space exhibition will offer the opportunity for the public to witness a series of past and current works, including installations, sculptures, videos, and printed matter.
Exhibition: Friday, Sept 13-Saturday, Oct 12. Tues-Sat, 12-5pm
Opening reception: Friday, September 20, 7-9pm.
Performance: Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm.
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.