Agape Enterprise is pleased to present “The Valley of Ben Hinnom,” a new two-hour performance by Bryan Zanisnik. Employing floating furniture, antique machinery, vibrating motors, welded sculpture, and the artist’s parents, Zanisnik’s performance will conflate a séance parlor with a fitness gym. Through the repetitive actions carried out by the artist and his parents, all clad in aerobic attire, the performance will explore the alchemic conversion of domestic tchotchkes and the archiving of an out-of-date exercise routine. Accompanying the performance will be a live musical score by composer Robert Carlton.
Bryan Zanisnik was born in Union, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.A. from Drew University and in 2009 received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He has recently exhibited and performed in New York at MoMA/PS1, Artists Space, and Horton Gallery; in Philadelphia at the Fabric Workshop and Museum; and in Miami at the De La Cruz Collection. Zanisnik’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, ARTnews, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine, amongst others. He has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Art Omi International Artists Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, and the Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou, China.
Agape Enterprise is a parlor/ exhibition space/ gift shop that opened its doors this November. Our mission is to offer an interesting opportunity to view artwork in a hospitable environment of a non-white cube, antique space. We are located at the heart of the artistic community, Bushwick, in a building that houses a number of other alternative spaces.