Art von Frei cordially invites to the Happening!
Aktion nr.14, “ABITAZIONE”
14012018 – 21012018
Friday, January 19th, 2018, 7 – 11pm
Performance duration: 168 hours
The art performance Abitazione plays from January 14th - 21st, 2018 and can be visited during the opening hours Noon - 6pm.
"Abitazione" means to wander into the world; to liquify the boundaries and forms of contemporary living to represent life as pure experience." (Gio Montez)
What does living mean?
To what extent are the social changes of the 21st century related to living conditions? What changes in the contemporary living of a room and what does not change?
"Abitazione" From Latin. habitare, frequentative of habēre 'have' - 'hold'"
Living therefore means keeping a certain place and adopting habits; this concerns local habits or the production of new habits. The "Art of Life" builds around the living like a dress. Through this unconventional residential action of a non-residential location, the boundaries of current living are expanded and the artist explores current forms of living.
“I will transfer my residence for 168 hours to the Art von Frei Gallery. I will survive through inter-action and communication. I will talk to people entering the space or passing by and connect with always-present Web-Society. I will extend my privacy to the limit and explore what comes next.” (Gio Montez)
Ben Jones will document and monitor the performance. The deprivations of the conventional conditions of life create an artificial living situation in which Gio Montez presents the experience itself as a production. The artist is a self-explorer in changing situations, which can then lead to unusual forms of living.
Gio Montez (*1987, Rome, Italy) lives and works in Rome, Italy. He studied sculpture at the academy of fine arts in Rome. In his exhibition and production space “Atelier Montez” he has been organising art projects such as exhibitions, performances, happenings and art parties since 2012. The artist/curator is an active member of the Kunstverein Familie Montez in Frankfurt am Main. His art has been part of numerous international exhibitions and performances at galleries, museums and art clubs such as Art von Frei Gallery Berlin, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Core Gallery Rome, and Kunstverein Familie Montez Frankfurt am Main with whom he also participated in the travel exhibition “Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen” including KunstWerk Köln Cologne, Museum Lytke Leipzig, Polarraum Hamburg and Der Laden Weimar.