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Guided tour with curator Joel Valabrega

When

Within the framework of the exhibition

After Laughter Comes Tears

Language

English

Free of charge

Limited availability

Booking

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After Laughter Comes Tears is an experimental exhibition dedicated to performance, and the second edition of the Mudam Performance Season launched in 2021. After Laughter Comes Tears will feature the work of thirty-four artists working across the mediums of performance, installation and video. Titled after the 1964 track ‘After Laughter’ by American soul singer and songwriter Wendy Rene, the exhibition unfolds in four acts, mimicking the theatrical narrative of prologue, act 1, act 2, act 3, act 4 and epilogue. By considering moving image and installation as much as the exhibition and its scenography as performative objects, After Laughter Comes Tears proposes to expand the definition of performance. Simultaneously, it grounds the medium of performance within the museum, which traditionally hosts it as an occasional and timed utterance.

Experience this exhibition through the gaze of the curator Joel Valabrega.

Christian Jankowski, "Rooftop Routine", 2007. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Galler © Christian Jankowski
Christian Jankowski, "Rooftop Routine", 2007. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Galler
© Christian Jankowski