London Gallery Weekend: Mandy El-Sayegh Performance 'The Minumum'
Mandy El-Sayegh Performance 'The Minumum' at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Join us on Friday 13 May, 16:00 – 16:30 BST at St James's Church to enjoy the performative public art commission ‘The Minimum’ by artist Mandy El-Sayegh, one of the most exciting young artists working today. This commission is developed by London Gallery Weekend in partnership with UP Projects, a leading public art commissioning organisation.
The Minimum by Mandy El-Sayegh is created in collaboration with choreographer Alethia Antonia and composer Lily Oakes drawing on hip hop and freestyle movement practices to explore bodies in regulated spaces. The performance centres around a painted installation roughly the size of a solitary confinement cell, inviting audiences to consider how bodies make themselves visible in diverse sets of restrictions.
"This exciting new co-commission by London Gallery Weekend and UP Projects is an unparalleled opportunity to experience a visceral, site-specific performance in three public locations in London by Mandy El-Sayegh, one of the most exciting young artists working today. Fusing her painting, installation and performance practices, Mandy's work addresses urgent topics of our time, exploring that terrain personally and geopolitically in a way that is deeply affecting, and relevant to a broad audience." – Bengi Ünsal, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Wheel chair accessible