PERFORMANCE: BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay produced A Letter Condoning This Exhibition/A Letter Condemning This Exhibition in response to the news that his aesthetics and identity had been used by Schwebel as part of his exhibitions at the Fonderie Darling and the Tadeusz Kantor House in Hucisko. The letters are contained in envelopes, framed and locked within a sculptural work displayed within Schwebel’s exhibition. Nemerofsky’s performance will involve the unlocking of the frame and a live reading of the letters. Josh Schwebel will not be present to learn their contents.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is a Montreal-born artist and diarist based in Edinburgh. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.