© Julie Monot


Green Room


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Opening and performances THU 17 JAN

It’s hard to trace the origins of a Green Room, a term defined in traditional Anglo-Saxon theatre as a dressing room for artists; a place to wait before entering the stage. If Teatro Real’s Salón Verde in Madrid is predominantly green, it’s not always the case with the modern versions of this waiting room, which often keep from the colour only the name. Artist Julie Monot summons this specific space, which sits between the private and public realms, during an exhibition brought to life over the course of a 4-hour performance on the opening night on 17 January 2019. Over fifteen anthropomorphic sculptures were created by Monot on this occasion and will then be activated, without announcement, during the following week, creating unexpected overlaps with other programmed performances and the daily life of the art center.

Between January and September 2019, Arsenic, will regularly host exhibitions of visual artists concerned with the relationship between performance and domestic space. During this project, curated by Elise Lammer for Alpina Huus, the artists are invited to work across the various performance halls of Arsenic, challenging the notions of white cube and black box.