RECEPTION: APR 5   6-9PM

END DATE: MAY 3

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Red Arrow Contemporary presents Open Archive, an exhibition devoted to five artists who are engaging in the medium of performance art while touching on ideas of cultural and ritual. Mat Kubo was born in Honolulu, Hawaii who’s work runs the spectrum from intense investigations in sound compositions, to public campaigns that aim to explore relations with his community. He prefers to give up the reins of control of the interaction, which allows the participant to take ownership of the event, which will be demonstrated in his piece Karaoke Hut during the night of the reception. Thomas Riccio is a Professor of Performance and Aesthetics Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He will be presenting his documentation of various cultures, focusing on the performances of indigenous peoples with an emphasis on the experimental with ritualistic undertones. Paula Gaetano-Adi uses the human and non-human body as a point of departure. Her work deals with different cultural studies of techno science, particularly in regard to how its discursive effects and affects are inscribed in human subjectivity and how they can be reflected through art. Texas Biennial artist Jessica Pizaña-Roberts explores body politics associated with identity and culture.  Through the embrace of mimicry and contradiction, her work uncovers the absurdities of social norms. Also included in the Texas Biennial is artist Anthony Sonnenberg, influenced by the Baroque and Rococo aesthetics while using taxidermy animal to references man’s ability to conquer nature and the “trophy’s” ability to simultaneously elicit a sense of sympathy and masculine pride.

MAT KUBO + THOMAS RICCIO + ANTHONY SONNENBERG

PAULA GAETANO-ADI +

JESSICA PIZAÑA-ROBERTS