Buro Stedelijk is pleased to present Manifestation #23: TRUTH, a new video and installation piece by performance artist and sculptor Miles Greenberg. Developed especially for Buro Stedelijk, the Central Space will host an immersive installation with a large pool, welcoming visitors to wade through its shallow waters. The pool is flanked by three video projections of a newly commissioned work derived from documentation of Greenberg’s spectacular durational performance TRUTH, that took place in May 2023 in New York City at Powerhouse Arts. Buro Stedelijk shows TRUTH to European audiences for the first time from February 15 to March 31, 2024.

Presented as part of a new iteration of the original eponymous performance, this new work documents the impressive 7-hour long battle of eight sword wielding performers painted in black oil, duelling in a volcanic, vermillion colored pool. Enclosed in projections and surrounded by a new edit of the original soundtrack by Chino Amobi, the viewer is invited to enter the pool’s reflective landscape. TRUTH implicates the viewer’s body in the fabric of the installation, making the environment react to their presence. In so doing, Greenberg sets out to challenge the boundaries between performance art, sculpture and installation art in a highly immersive way.

“I was thinking about perceived similarities between love and violence. This series is about creating space for contradiction through the abstraction of an action. I want to resolve opposing polarities, guided purely by the body.”

– Miles Greenberg

Familiar to the city of Amsterdam, in October 2022 Greenberg showed the durational piece Landscape with Figures as part of the program No Intermission developed by Marina Abramović at Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam. For Landscape with Figures, Greenberg transformed Carré’s ballroom into a desert, covering the Royal Theatre’s floor with sand, mirrors and groups of performers drenched in castor oil. Both Buro Stedelijk and Greenberg are committed to experimentation as a means to imagine other futures for both art and the world at large. We are excited to share this joint effort with Dutch audiences and beyond, this February.

Manifestation #23: TRUTH by Miles Greenberg will be on display at Buro Stedelijk’s Central Space from February 15, 2024, to March 31, 2024. This exhibition is open to the public, welcoming art enthusiasts and visitors during the specified dates.

Visit at:
Paulus Potterstraat 13 / Museumplein 10
15 February 2024 – 31 March 2024
Opening night: 15 February: 18:30 20:30
Open daily through Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Museumplein 10): 10:00 18:00
On Thursday evenings through Paulus Potterstraat 13: 18:30 20:30