Maria Hassabi ⁠
— Today at the Station
© Thomas Poravas

Occupying a space between live performance and visual art, artist/choreographer Maria Hassabi’s work explores stillness and sustained motion. Hassabi stretches the time of the movements so much that each body becomes a living sculpture. As The Village Voice wrote about Hassabi’s oeuvre: Gazing at this exquisitely designed living sculpture, you also feel your own body straining with Hassabi, and in the slow friction between these two views, mysterious emotions ignite (Deborah Jowitt). For EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS and Slow Festival, Maria Hassabi will create a new durational performance with 35 P.A.R.T.S.-students in and around the Bruges Station. The performance starts when the first train arrives and will only end when the last train leaves the station.

Maria Hassabi (b. Cyprus) is an artist and choreographer working with live performance, installation, sculpture, photography and video. Her performances and installations have been presented worldwide in theaters, festivals, museums, galleries and public spaces including Secession, Vienna; Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis; Centre Pompidou, Paris; K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Kitchen, New York, Kaaitheater, Brussels; Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, amongst others. Her works have also been featured in group exhibitions such as documeta14, Kassel; Performa, New York; 55th Venice Biennale. Hassabi has received the 2019 Performa Malcolm McClaren Award; a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie'' Award; 2015 Herb Alpert Award; 2012 President’s Award for Performing Arts from LMCC; 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship; 2009 Grants to Artists Award from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is an Onassis Decade Resident 2019-2029. She’s based in NY and Athens and works internationally.

Event in train station
Bruges station
05.02.2022 - 05:00
Stationsplein 5 - 8000 Bruges
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