Artists and Dancers Explores Borders within Museum, February 21 and 23

Release date 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

View of Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form. 2018, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Installation in collaboration with Norman Kelley; dancers: Satoru Iwasaki, Yuha Kamoto, Andrea de León Rivera, Antonio Mannino, Leah Upchurch; photo: RCH. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

For Immediate Release  

SAN JOSÉ, California (February 7, 2019) — Choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes presents Inaction, a performance with the New Ballet Studio Company, at the San José Museum of Art on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6pm. Inaction is an exploration of boundaries and thresholds with dancers blocking entryways and disrupting normal circulation of the Museum. The performance addresses the growing tension surrounding borders and bodies in the world at large. Admission to the program is $5 after 5pm and includes an artist conversation directly following the performance. Tickets are available at the door and online at

Additional performances of Inaction will be on Saturday, February 23, at 1pm and 4pm, free with Museum admission. 

Inaction is choreographed by Brendan Fernandes and will be performed by the New Ballet Studio Company, San José. Inaction is commissioned by the San José Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines

Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) is a Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. Currently based out of Chicago, his projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest, and other forms of collective movement. Previous projects have shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MAC, Montreal; among others. 


The San José Museum of Art is located at 110 South Market Street in downtown San José, California. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm and until 8pm or later on the third Thursday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, and $5 for youth ages 7–18. Members and children ages 6 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 408.271.6840 or visit 

# # # 

Programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by generous operating support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, and the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation.