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Gutsongs of XAR atTensta Konsthall,Stockholm, Sweden,2007

Michael Portnoy
???It will last approximately 30 minutes and will instruct viewers in all manner of atrocities that may be waged against (and occasionally with) the Word. This event may be seen as a thoracic scrub brush, diaphragmatic mud-dancing, a Word Jock energy session...???

About the Artist
Michael Portnoy is a New York based multimedia artist, musician, performer and Director of Behavior. His diverse practice spans dance-theater, metafunctional sculpture, fascist socials, experimental stand-up, prog-operatic spectacle, an aerobic restaurant where food leaps out from the walls, and Icelandic cockroach porn. Portnoy's long-standing investigation of social exchange, and the rules of communication and play, is currently conducted through a series of abstract gambling tables, drawing on gambling's roots in ritual and divination. He has presented work in museums, art galleries, theaters and music halls internationally, including such venues as: Art Unlimited Basel, The Moscow Biennial, P.S. 1/MOMA, The Kitchen, The Sculpture Center, Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Kaaitheater (Brussels), migros museum (Zurich), Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers, France), Kling & Bang Gallery (Reykjavik), The National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Dexter Sinister, EFA Gallery, Deitch Gallery, White Box, Canada Gallery, ACE Gallery, The Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall, ThreeAsFour fashion shows and the washroom at Schiller's.


Credits


Michael Portnoy,
A Spoken Word Exhibition and A Series of Spoken Word Retrospectives
curated by Mathieu Copeland

Showing at:
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2007
11:59 pm - 11:59 am
FREE
Please check with the Swiss Institute website, www.swissinstitute.net, for more
information.

 


Michael Portnoy,
Michael Portnoy presents A Seminar in Sublingual Carnage

Showing at:
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
Nov 2, 2007
6 pm
FREE


 


Michael Portnoy,
An evening of the book(s): featuring Raimundas Malasauskas & Michael Portnoy, Mai-Thu Perret

Showing at:
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
Nov 3, 2007
6 pm
FREE


 


Michael Portnoy,
SN?–FRID N?°0 - World Premiere

Showing at:
Smith-Stewart Gallery
Nov 16, 2007
8 pm - 11 pm
FREE
and Fruit & Flower Deli