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SPECIAL SCREENING: Church of Art by Kim Ye + Veronique d'Entremont

Church of Art, 2019

Credit: Still from Church of Art, 2019, participatory performance, 1.5 hours Photo Courtesy of Kim Ye + Veronique d'Entremont

Credit: Still from Church of Art, 2019, participatory performance, 1.5 hours
Photo Courtesy of Kim Ye + Veronique d'Entremont

Using the framing of organized spiritual practice, Church of Art is a performance that falls somewhere between a self-help seminar and institutional critique. Combining diagrams and references culled from Pierre Bourdieu and Oprah Winfrey with middle school classrooms pedagogical techniques, Veronique d’Entremont and Kim Ye cultivate a space that engages diverse audiences in self-reflection and analysis of our relationship to institutions. Through sermons, music performance and audience participation, Church of Art calls on us to transcend our ego-driven motivations, internal conflicts and external pressures as practicing artists and fellow humans.