DRAF x Glasgow International 2020 (23 April at SWG3, Glasgow)

DRAF x GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL 2020

Thursday 23 April, 9pm – late
SWG3 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, G3 8QG

PRESENTING PERFORMANCES BY:
Paul Maheke
Lina Lapelytė
Nina Beier

As part of DRAF’s new phase of national collaborations across the UK, an important focus of our 2020 programme will be in Scotland, starting with a major partnership with Glasgow International. For the launch of GI, DRAF will present a series of live works by internationally recognised artists at the SWG3 space in Glasgow. The programme includes a UK premiere of new work by Paul Maheke, commissioned by The Renaissance Society in Chicago; work by Lina Lapelytė, fresh from winning the 2019 Venice Biennale Golden Lion (with collaborators Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė); and from Nina Beier, who will present an extract of a new performance commission set to take place at MO.CO. in Montpellier later in April 2020.

Working with GI’s 2020 theme of ‘Attention’, each artist will develop different registers of attention throughout the evening, whether through the flickering presence of dancers, plays on folk, pop and opera, or the vulnerability of a changing world.

For ticketing information visit Glasgow International website.

BIOGRAPHIES

Paul Maheke (b. 1985, France) lives and works in London, UK. He completed an MA Art Practice from École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy (2011) and was an Associate of Open School East’s Programme of study, London/Margate, UK (2015). With a focus on dance and through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video, Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity are formed and constituted.

Selected solo exhibitions include Levant, Ludlow 38, New York (2019); OOLOI, Triangle France, Marseille (2019); Diable Blanc, Galerie Sultana (2019); A fire circle for a public hearing, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2019) Dans L’éther, là ou l’eau, 6th Biennale de Rennes, Galerie Art et Essai, Rennes (2018); Letter to a Barn Owl, Kevin Space, Vienna (2018); A fire circle for a public hearing, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); Acqua Alta, Galerie Sultana, Paris (2017); What Flows Through and Across, Assembly Point, London (2017); In Me Everything is Already Flowing, Center, Berlin (2017); and I Lost Track of the Swarm, South London Gallery (2016).

Lina Lapelytė (b.1984, Lithuania) is an artist living and working in London and Vilnius. She holds a BA in classical violin (2006), BA in Sound Arts (2009) and MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2013). Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia. Throughout her artistic career, Lapelytė has explored various forms of performativity, crossing genre boundaries while entwining folk rituals with popular music and opera formats, frequently using stylized expression, grotesque and conceptual musicality.

Her works ​Ladies​ (2015), ​Hunky Bluff (​ 2014) and ​Candy Shop​ (2013/2015) were shown in different contexts and locations including the Serpentine Pavilion in London, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Venice Architecture Biennial and MACBA (Barcelona).

Her collaborative work with Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė, opera ​Have a Good Day!​ holds several awards, its libretto is translated into 9 languages and its been touring extensively. Their newest durational performance work​ Sun and Sea (Marina) represented Lithuania at the Venice Biennale of Art in 2019 and received the Golden Lion award for the best national participation ​www.sunandsea.lt

Nina Beier (b. 1975, Denmark) Berlin based Danish artist Nina Beier (MA Royal College of Art, London) has held solo exhibitions at institutions such as Kunsthal Gent (2019) Spike Island (2018), Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2015); DRAF, London (2014) Kunsthaus Glarus, (2014) Objectif, Antwerp (2012-15), Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2015) GL Strand (2018), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011) Mudam, Luxembourg (2010) Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis (2010) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010).

She has participated in numerous biennials such as 13th Biennale de Lyon, 20th Sydney Biennale, Baltic Triennale BTXIII, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Performa 15 & Luma Foundation’s Elevation 1049.

 

  • Paul Maheke, Seeking After the Fully Grown Dancer *deep within*, 2016-2018. Photo: Lucy Tomasino and Sandino Scheidegger
    Paul Maheke, Seeking After the Fully Grown Dancer *deep within*, 2016-2018. Photo: Lucy Tomasino and Sandino Scheidegger
  • Lina Lapelytė, Pirouette, 2019, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Lithuanian Culture Institute
    Lina Lapelytė, Pirouette, 2019, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Nina Beier, Automobile, 2017, Kunstverein Munich. Photo: MPlatis
    Nina Beier, Automobile, 2017, Kunstverein Munich. Photo: MPlatis