Dora García

Dora García’s exhibition She Has Many Names is a on view at the M KHA in Antwerp till May 21. Unlike the artist’s Reina Sofia show in 2018, this is not exactly a survey—but it is a very substantial and cogent selection of works, with a focus on performance, drawing, and films. Every Wednesday to Sunday, various pieces are performed in conjunction with the exhibition, or as part of it. Some are easily recognizable as performances; others are surreptitiously woven into the exhibition’s temporal fabric of crisscrossing pathways.

I have contributed an essay titled “Enacting Red Relations: On Dora García and Performance” to the accompanying publication, Inserts in Real Time, which K. Verlag is about to send to print, and which will be available by May:

Inserts in Real Time is the first monograph on the performance work developed by artist Dora García over the past twenty years. The book contains a conversation between the artist and curator Joanna Zielińska; a selection of her performance scripts; her performances to date, listed, illustrated, described, and contextualized; and three newly commissioned texts—by art historian Sven Lütticken, performance theorist Bojana Cvejić, and Dora García.

All photos taken during the opening.