PAUSE: Practice and Exchange
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Nina Beier's work focuses on shared actions, experiences and histories that bind people together in close relationships, temporary groups or abstract communities. By staging actions and introducing shifts in the existing context and material, Beier challenges viewers to reflect upon aspects of traditional viewing spaces, common audience behaviors and institutional conventions. For YBCA, Beier created a new body of work which includes a live performance within the exhibition space, The Complete Works, in which famed dancer Muriel Maffre performs all the moves she has danced throughout her professional life from memory, in chronological order, and collaborations with YBCA staff, including an music performance by Great Willow in Yerba Buena Gardens.
Danish–born artist Nina Beier's interventions result in anything from sculpture to performance. Her works renegotiate general constructions as they appear in the social landscape as well as the conventions surrounding the artwork itself and the underlying awkwardness of these interactions is a recurring feature in Beier's production. Her conversational practice relies on the imprint of the individuals and scenarios that she encircles, adding a transient nature to her works. Exploring the exhibition as a situation, Beier uses the gaps in the construction of meaning to generate new possible readings of the work itself. Besides her solo practice, Nina Beier has previously produced works in collaboration with Danish artist Marie Lund. Her work has been shown extensively.
YBCA's programs are made possible in part by:
The San Francisco Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Adobe Foundation Fund
YBCA Exhibitions 10–11 is made possible in part by:
Meridee Moore and Kevin King, CEC ArtsLink and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free First Tuesdays
Underwritten by Directors Forum Members