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    Effort Economy

    Presented by at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

    February 1 - May 5, 2019

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    Effort Economy

    Reflecting on dancer and theorist Rudolf Laban’s ideas related to effort and movement the exhibition features artists whose work utilizes choreography in some form. Movement and the body are essential to the works in the exhibition, with artists considering the design and sequencing of movement as it relates to dance, sports, daily life, eroticism, and more. Other ideas presented through this exhibition include internal rhythm and time as forces we connect our bodies to, and our drive for interconnectivity to one another in both the material and immaterial world.

     

    Laban introduced the termeffortin the context of modern dance theory as a mental impulse where movement originates. He designated four factors of motion— space, weight, time and flow— that embody effort. The combination of these factors generates the dynamic of movement. Laban also defined basic actions relating to effort: to press, to flick, to wring, to dab, to slash, to glide, to punch and to float.

     

    Using Laban’s theories as a foundation, this exhibition also considers the varied definitions of the terms effort and economy in combination with one another. We look at different contexts where our movements are calculated, sometimes the parameters fabricated or designed by the artists. Artists consider how the expenditure of energy can be optimized, futile, emotional, healing, sensual, mundane, and create new aesthetic languages. The works generate questions around the values we assign to the exerting effort, whether this be monetary, economic, social, or moral.

     

    Featuring Julie Favreau, Raul Gonzalez, R. Eric McMaster, Ronny Quevedo, and Anne Wallace.


    Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

    116 Blue Star
    San Antonio, TX 78204

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    Admission Info:

    $5 general admission

    $3 for seniors

    Free for students, teachers, and military with ID.


    General Day and Time Info:

    BSC is open 10-8 on Thursday and Friday and 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday



    Individual Dates & Times: *

    Apr 19, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    Apr 20, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)
    Apr 21, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)
    Apr 25, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Thu)
    Apr 26, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    Apr 27, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)
    Apr 28, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)
    May 2, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Thu)
    May 3, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    May 4, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)

    Apr 19, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    Apr 20, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)
    Apr 21, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)
    Apr 25, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Thu)
    Apr 26, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    Apr 27, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)
    Apr 28, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)
    May 2, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Thu)
    May 3, 2019: 10 am - 8 pm (Fri)
    May 4, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sat)
    May 5, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm (Sun)


    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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