Adrien Sina
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Adrien Sina is a curator, performance art historian, architect & artist. He has curated cross-disciplinary exhibitions involving architecture, performance, video and philosophy: ‘Fugitive Fluctuations’ (1995); ‘Tragédies Charnelles’ & ‘Immanences Spatiales’ (2000); ‘Feminine Futures: Performance, Dance, War, Politics and Eroticism’ (2009) for Performa Biennial, New York, (published by Les Presses du réel, in November 2011). He was ‘Thinker in residence’ at London’s Live Art Development Agency, advisor for ‘PSi #12, Performing Rights Festival’ (2006); ‘Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance’ (2003), Tate Liverpool; ‘Futurism’ (2009), Tate Modern; ‘Traces du Sacré’ (2008) and ‘Danser sa Vie’ (2011), Centre Pompidou, Paris. His solo exhibitions: ‘Archaeology of Desire’ at t1+2 artspace, London, 2005, ‘Archaeology of Desire 2 - a history of medical gaze & flesh’ in Richard Rogers’ NEO-Bankside Pavilion in London, 2012-2013. ‘Feminine Futures – Avant-garde female artists in the fields of performance and dance’ was exhibited at The Consortium Contemporary Art Centre, Dijon, in 2014. ‘Feminine Futures – The Membrane of the Dream I/II’ are on display at the Museum Langmatt, Switzerland, in 2015. ‘Marc Allégret, ethnophotography of intimacy – Travels in the Congo with André Gide, 1926-27’ will be published by the Presses du réel in 2016-17, after the extended edition of ‘Feminine Futures’ in 4 volumes: Futurism, Ornamentalism, European & American Expressionism. Feminine Futures

Feminine Futures
– The Membrane of
the Dream I/II

Part I: 26 April – 30 August, 2015
Part II: 6 September – 29 November, 2015


Curated by Adrien Sina
Museum Langmatt, Switzerland



Feminine Futures





Feminine Futures – Avant-garde female artists in the fields of performance and dance


Feminine Futures curated by Adrien Sina, was first exhibited in New York in 2009 during the PERFORMA Biennial directed by RoseLee Goldberg. All along its conception process it contributed to the historical sections of ‘Art, Lies and Videotape: Exposing Performance’ (2003) at Tate Liverpool, ‘Traces du Sacré’ (2008) and ‘Danser sa vie’ (2011) at the Centre Pompidou, ‘Futurism’ (2009) at Tate Modern and ‘Inventing Abstraction’ (2013) at MoMA, through curatorial advisory, knowledge transfer, theoretical essays in related publications and key loans. In 2014, Feminine Futures is shown at the Consortium Art Centre in Dijon, directed by Xavier Douroux, and in 2015 at the Museum Langmatt in Baden directed by Sarah Zürcher. After this new step, it will be eagerly awaited in other European Museums and in China.





Fragmented Dance Pavilions – Feminine Futures – The Membrane of the Dream

Adrien Sina
Museum Langmatt, Switzerland

Part I: 26 April – 30 August, 2015, Rudolf Laban
Part II: 6 September – 29 November, 2015, Mary Wigman

Feminine Futures




Feminine Futures
– Performance, Dance,
War, Politics and Eroticism

Curated by Adrien Sina
The Consortium Art Centre, Dijon

Exhibition of early twentieth-century avant-garde female artists in the fields of performance and dance (1890-1970)

20 June – 28 Septembre, 2014

Feminine Futures




Feminine Futures
Valentine de Saint-Point
Performance, Dance, War,
Politics and Eroticism

Curated & edited by Adrien Sina


Les presses du réel, November 2011

Feminine Futures





Feminine Futures
Performance, Dance, War,
Politics and Eroticism
PERFORMA Biennial, New York
November 3, 2009 – January 7, 2010

Adrien Sina + RoseLee Goldberg
at the Italian Cultural Institute, New York
youtube video - 6 nov. 2009 - 7 mn



Feminine Futures
Texts by Adrien Sina, Giovanni Dotoli, RoseLee Goldberg (Performa), Nancy G. Moore, Philippe de Lustrac, Sander L. Gilman, Frédérique Poissonnier, Maja Durinovic, Sarah Wilson, Patricia Guinard, Eric-Noël Dyvorne, Barbara Ballardin.


Feminine Futures. Historical Section, the first half of the twentieth century

Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Anna Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Lou Goodale Bigelow, Mata Hari, Cléo de Mérode, Valentine de Saint-Point, Sarah Bernhardt, Rose Caron, Cécile Sorel, Natalie Clifford Barney, Renée Vivien, Liane de Pougy, Colette, Rachilde, Jane Catulle-Mendès, Hedwig Reicher, Maud Allan, Lillah McCarthy, Mina Loy, Gertrude Hoffman, Anna Pavlova, Vera Petrovna Fokina Ida Rubinstein, Tamara Karsavina, Désirée Lubowska, Sonia Delaunay, Eleonora Duse, Lyda Borelli, Jia Ruskaja, Giannina Censi, Enif Angelini Robert, Karola Zopegni, Elena Sangro, Evan Burrows Fontaine, Josephine Baker, Mary Wigman, Charlotte Rudolph, Gret Palucca, Hedwig Hagemann, Valeska Gert, Anita Berber, Tashamira, Tilly Losch, Lucia Joyce, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Morris, Loïs Hutton, Lizica Codreano, Ursula & Gertrude Falke, Edith von Schrenck, Laura Österreich, Yvonne Georgi Chari-Lindis, Sent M’ahesa, Niddy Impekoven, Valeria Kratina, Dorothea Albu, Erika Lindner, Martha Graham, Barbara Morgan, Doris Humphrey, Ruth Page, Myra Kinch

and their intellectual partners

F.T. Marinetti, Ricciotto Canudo, Vaslav Nijinsky, Mikhail Fokin, Léon Bakst, Serge de Diaghilev, Enrico Prampolini, Ardengo Soffici, Luigi Russolo, Umberto Boccioni, Guillaume Apollinaire, Gabriele d’Annunzio, Morgan Russell, Vivian Postel du Mas, Auguste Rodin, Gerda Wegener, Gino Baldo, Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Francesco Balilla Pratella, Mario Castagneri, Tato, Elio Luxardo, Harold Eugene Edgerton, Nelson Morpurgo, Armando Mazza, Renato Bertelli, Rudolf von Laban, Harald Kreutzberg, Hugo Erfurth, Siegfried Enkelmann, Isamu Noguchi, Maurice Seymour, Erick Hawkins

Some intellectual and artistic filiations after the 1960's

Aube Elléouët, Gina Pane, Michel Journiac, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Hannah Wilke, ORLAN, Marina Abramovic, Ana Mendieta, Martin Scorsese, Pina Bausch, Joëlle Bouvier + Régis Obadia, Sonja Dicquemare, Teiji Furuhashi, Franko B., Ron Athey




Stiftung Langmatt – Sidney und Jenny Brown
Feminine Futures – The Membrane of The Dream I / II
Curated by Adrien Sina
Part I: 26 April – 30 August, 2015
Part II: 6 September – 29 November, 2015
Feminine Futures –
Performance, Dance, War, Politics and Eroticism
Curated and edited by Adrien Sina
PERFORMA Biennial, New York
Italian Cultural Institute, November 3, 2009 – January 7, 2010
Les presses du réel, november 2011

Archaeology of Desire
Adrien Sina

Victoria Golembiovskaya,
Director of The House of the Nobleman


NEO-Bankside, Pavillion C,
19th Floor, Apt 1901. 50 Holland Street, London, SE1 9FU
Richard Rogers' tallest high tech building opposite Tate Modern main entrance

Private view: 9th October (Frieze week). Wednesday 10th October – Saturday 10th November 2012

Adrien Sina, Archaeology of Desire



Cybercities, megacities, slumcities
Adrien Sina, 2012
Adrien Sina, Cairo - Le Caire
















 



© Adrien Sina, 2015

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