Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art presents Alexandre Singh The Humans

Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art presents Alexandre Singh, The Humans an exhibition on view through 6 January 2013.

A project in production, an evolving installation, multiple encounters in the form of Causeries, rehearsals, and a play.

Since April 2012, Witte de With has been hosting the on-site realization of The Humans, a theatrical play by visual artist and writer Alexandre Singh, along with monthly Causeries, a series of intimate and lively discussions in which Singh expands on The Humans’ key themes, which range from cosmology and cosmogony to literary and pictorial satire, dance in drama, and other topics.

The Causerie titled Theatrical Costumes on 16 August features experts invited to discuss the origins and evolution of theatrical costumes from a variety of traditions and periods—including Shakespearean drama, Commedia dell’Arte, and the Japanese tradition of Kabuki theater—with participants Alan Cummings (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Amy Kenny (Globe Theatre, London), and Valeria de Lucca (University of Southampton). Aristophanes on 13 September explores the rich legacy of the Greek satirist Aristophanes, who ridiculed his contemporary Athenians through comedic plays. This day-long Causerie brings together a number of scholars to explore a wide range of subjects including the chorus, costumes, dramaturgy as well as the social and political context of Ancient Greece. Participants include (among others): Edith Hall (Professor of Classics, King’s College, London), James Robson (The Open University, London), and Alexa Piqueux (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).

Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
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