Selected press for Tide by Side, Faena District Miami Beach, November 27, 2016
Frieze.com, Federica Bueti
a fabulous colourful parade
The New York Times, Ted Loos
…a typically nontraditional event this week, a “processional” called “Tide by Side” that was conceived by the performance art specialist Claire Tancons.
Vogue Magazine, José Carlos Diaz
Faena Art’s Tide by Side parade. Claire’s historical research into European and Caribbean processions and parades challenged her to select artists who could successfully make art an experience in the streets of Miami Beach
The Art Newspaper, Gareth Harris
Artsy, Monica Uszerowicz
…a beautiful whirlwind
3. Tide by Side processional curated by Claire Tancons.
Harper’s Bazaar, Kathleen Lynch
3. ‘Tide by Side’ at the launch of ‘Faena Art’
ArtNet News, Eileen Kinsella & Sarah Cascone
Miami Herald, Jordan Levine
equal parts community celebration and high-concept performance
Selected press for EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans,
March 7 – June 7, 2015
Art in America, Cathy Lebowitz
In tracing the lineage of performance to traditions other than those of the European avant-garde, the show could be considered something to be continued, even beyond the Independent Curators International-supported tour that is currently being organized.
Hyperallergic, Charlie Tatum
EN MAS’ does not and cannot capture the overwhelming energy of participation and community in the streets during Carnival, but it does serve as a moment to reflect on how artists, curators, and viewers can make sense of performance inside and outside of museum walls.
ARC Magazine, Nicole Smythe-Johnson
[…] the exhibition poses a number of questions that open new avenues for curatorial thought. What is Carnival? What is performance? What has been the impact of the two on each other? What is the potential for the processional in curating, not merely as a subject of exhibitions but also as a characteristic?
BURNAWAY, Rebecca Lee Reynolds
“En Mas'” isn’t one of those exhibitions that’s trying to blur the lines between Carnival and capital-A art. Its ambition is much greater and for that it should be applauded.
The New Orleans Advocate, John D’Addario
A succinct visual distillation of the often contradictory elements that make Carnival culture so provocative—no matter where in the world it takes place.
Artforum, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
This expansively ambitious show is based on a fresh postulate for history and an apt query for today.
Art Papers, D. Eric Bookhardt
Claire Tancons illuminates the centrality of mass processional performance in cultural identity formation and contemporary artistic practice—as well as its political and emancipatory potential, globally—as her latest project, EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, opens in New Orleans.
The Gambit, Will Coviello
Claire Tancons’ work is both pioneering a new understanding of Carnival and creating space for performance art outside of gallery and museum spaces.
Huffington Post, Priscilla Frank