YOU ARE INVITED – Lilith 10th Anniversary Celebration – a series of 10 unique dinner performances
Lilith’s 10th anniversary opened with YOU ARE INVITED – Orient Express, Yourself by Dafna Maimon on the 22nd – 24th of September, 2017.
The world’s first and only performance studio for visual artists is turning 10 years, and is more alive than ever.
Since the inception in 2007, Lilith Performance Studio has created over 45 large-scale solo commissions and been engaged in numerous inspiring collaborations and curator missions worldwide.
Lilith to celebrated this with 10 very unique performance dinners of 5 beloved artists from Lilith’s past!
First out was the Finnish-Israeli artist Dafna Maimon with the dinner-performance YOU ARE INVITED – Orient Express, Yourself.
Orient Express was Finland’s first Falafel and Kebab restaurant, which was started in 1985 by Dafna Maimon’s father in the shopping mall Forum in Helsinki.
The restaurant from the 80’s has now been recreated at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, in an absurd, playful and contemporary critical performance
entitled “Orient Express, Yourself.” Maimon started from autobiographical material and let the guest’s own personal stories become a commodity.
Dafna Maimon (b. 1982, lives and works in Berlin) explores and engages with human narratives that challenge stereotypical constructions in order to question the unclear limits of identity, the self and the body in performance, short film, video web TV, texts and sculpture. Her projects showcase the economy of affect-based ties as well as materialize through them, casting value on community and collaboration on a grassroots level.
Maimon created Modern Lives at Lilith in 2016, an emotional landscape in motion were the starting point was from the life of a real person; the artist’s mother Ulrica Maimon, who in the early 2000s, created an alter ego for herself, the 1860s goldsmith’s widow Mrs. Gyllendaal Af Berntas. At full-size domestic arena was built up at Lilith for the alter ego Mrs. Gyllendaal. The widow inhabits the house together, with her doppelgängers, and her staff.
This summer Maimon produced a major work entitled Camp Solong: Nonstop Sunset at Sinne Gallery, Helsinki in collaboration with Ethan Hayes-Chute. Camp Solong was an ongoing nomadic summer camp, a temporary, small-scale society that challenges stereotypical constructs during three days in Ekenäs, Finland. In November the work with ”Orient Express” will continue in new forms at Galerie Wedding, Berlin; SIC Helsinki and Kim? in Riga.
In November the work with Orient Express will continue in a new forms at Galerie Wedding, Berlin; SIC Helsinki and Kim? in Riga.
Dafna Maimon has been a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Iaspis Stockholm, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council New York and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. Maimon has exhibited internationally at, PS1 Moma, New York; Kunst-Werke Berlin; Center for Contemporary Arts Ujazdowski, Warszawa; Annie Wharton Gallery, Los Angeles, and Project Native Informant, London.
Read more about the artist: http://dafnamaimon.com/
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Lilith’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will be a series of performances titled – YOU ARE INVITED, followed by the artists subtitle, running from September to December,
all with the same starting point: An intimate dinner.
Each artist is free to interpret what a dinner may be. The expectations is high for what can happen within the frame of a dinner event offered at Lilith Performance Studio this fall.
The invited artists are:
Dafna Maimon (Israel / Finland) – 22-24 September
Myriam Laplante (Italy) – 12-14 October
Odun Orimolade (Nigeria) – 24-25 November
The Icelandic Love Corporation (Iceland) – 14-16 December
All artists the studio collaborated with since 2007 is all well documented under archives on Lilith’s website.