Leaking Territories
— Alexandra Pirici

2-6pm daily. 22 - 28 May, 2019. Free Entry. IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

First UK presentation
Supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Goethe-Institut London, with the additional support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and the Climavore Residency.

Artist’s talk: Alexandra Pirici in conversaiton with Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery.
Monday, 20 May 11am at the Climavore Residency.
Free. Limited spaces. Address given upon rsvp to rsvp@blockuniverse.co.uk.

Alexandra Pirici  brings the ongoing action Leaking Territories (2017), to London for the first time. Originally made for the decennial art exhibition Munster Skulptur Projekte 2017, The Friedenssaal in Münster’s historic town hall served as the starting point for a work remediating political world events with live bodies, conjuring and linking together actions from different times and spatial realities, revealing the concept of a well delimited, well enclosed horizontal territory and stable identity as a fiction.

Performed by: Luisa Saraiva, Susanne Songi Griem, Boar Beniamin, Pia Wagner, Fang-Yu Shen, Rolando Matsangos.

Alexandra Pirici (b. 1982, RO) is an artist with a background in choreography that works undisciplined, across different mediums. Exploring both the history and the function of gestures in visual art and popular culture, Alexandra Pirici choreographs complex “ongoing actions” and “performative environments” that fuse dance, sculpture, spoken word and music. Pirici frequently deals with the history of specific places in order to playfully tackle and transform existing hierarchies. Her works have been exhibited within the decennial art exhibition Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017; The Romanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Tate Modern London (2016); New Museum, New York (2018); The 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016); Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (2017); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2017); the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2014); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2015), among others.


Photos by   Manuela Barczewski