AKEMI TAKEYA

LEMONISM Vol.2: complete museum version
LEMONISM x CUBISM | DADAISM | MINIMALISM | SYMBOLISM & ACTIONISM | JAPONISM
“Performances & video installations”

A biological impossibility but no problem artistically – not for Akemi Takeya, anyway: fruit and human flesh becoming one. This unification consists of 72 parts, numbers and names. For the first time, the audience can travel through the entire universe of Lemonism explored so far, hybridised with minimalism, Dadaism, Japonism and actionism, among other things. The procedure opens up a completely new way of looking at 20th-century art history – a time when people readily believed in isms. Takeya drives this belief through her body once more in the glorious conclusion of her Lemonism project.

 

 

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LEMONISM Vol. 2 – complete Museums Version

 

LEMONISM Vol. 2 (complete Museum Version) – LEMONISM X ACTIONISM / CUBISM / DADAISM / JAPONISM / MINIMALISM / SYMBOLISM
21.07.2017, 19:00 – at Leopold Museum
ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival

 

LEMONISM

LEMONISM Museum Versions “ A rhizomatic performance series goes on”

LEMONISM Theater Version ” How can historical -isms be transferred into today?”

LEMONISM x ACTIONISM Special Version “The adaptation of the radical Austrian art movement and Géricault’s “The Rafts of the Medusa”

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, July 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, July 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Actionism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. mumok, Oct. 2016k

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Japonism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Japonism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Minimalism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

Akemi Takeya. Lemonism x Symbolism. Photo by Karolina Miernik. Leopold Museum 2016

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“For the first time, the audience can travel through the entire universe of Lemonism explored so far and can even be a witness of the birth of a new –ism… ”

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In July 2017 the world premiere of the thearter version, ” LEMONISM X DADAISM ” and the complete museum version vol.2, ” LEMONISM X D, LEMONISM x CUBISM | SYMBOLISM | MINIMALISM | DADAISM, and the video installation LEMONISM X ACTIONISM | JAPONISM took place at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.

In her rhizomatic performance Akemi Takeya confronts different “art isms” with her idea of Lemonism: In the series’ kick off performance LEMONISM x ACTIONISM she sets up a battle between the two concepts of LEMONISM and Actionism, adapts and re-enacts the strategies of the Viennese 1960s artistic movement. In Takeya’s cosmic and artistic world LEMONISM focuses on the body as material of “the I“ including 72 items. It is a trial of finding a new perspective to present the body, which aims to reconstruct the way of body definition. The presentation of this action through the 72 items re-identifies the body in a transfiguration – a multiple integration through the action. The lemon becomes a metaphor and a vessel for transforming each of the 72 items, a means of imprinting or personifying nature itself. Flesh acts as flesh, juice for blood, cut for cut.

After the kick-off of the series with the performance LEMONISM x ACTIONISM in the framework of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2015 Takeya continues the development of her unique concept of LEMONISM: in October the performance was shown in the framework of “ORF Long Night of Museums” at mumok (Museum of Modern Art). The LEMONISM X ACTIONISM has got another turn to participate in the project of Jan Fabre, “The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely” which is also curated by him, Takeya will perform as a theatriacal version and also, present the video installation in Ostend (Belgium). The project will have its opening October 2017 and last until April 2018.