EX NUNC is a curatorial and editorial project that aims to map, analyse and question the theory and practice of performance art and performativity. EX NUNC occupies both an on-line and off-line dimension; the former is represented by the website, which is structured as a polyhedral platform for presentation of meaningful material, the latter consists in a series of curatorial interventions taking place in different international locations.
As a research-oriented project, EX NUNC intends to add a relevant contribution to the contemporary discourse about performance art. The on-line platform will focus each year on a specific subject-matter, which will be explored across the website’s three main sections: Curatorial, Journal and Atlas.
(‘from now on’ in Latin) EX NUNC is a space for experimentation, open to performance artists, curators, writers, art historians and everyone in between.
EX NUNC topic of choice for 2015/2016, Historical Body, aims to open up a meaningful reflection about Performance Art and Performativity, concerning History, narratives, body, presence, present, past and future.
EX NUNC first on-line curated exhibition,Of Future Pasts, presents the work of Tania El Khoury, Nathalie Mba Anguezomo Bikoro and Jelili Atiku, whose practice is focused on a body that can be ephemeral or highly tangible, sometimes present, sometimes lost, still able to be vehicle for the reconstruction of forgotten narratives and hidden histories. The three invited artists investigate the topic of commemoration and remembering, exploring peculiar strategies for the preservation of delicate and reluctant memories.