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Ritual Blessing Launches Rotterdam Art Center’s New Program

by Hrag Vartanian on March 7, 2012

It’s just another day in the life of the art world and we just learned that New York-based Canadian art legend AA Bronson will be ritually blessing New York/Shanghai/Rotterdam-based Defne Ayas’ new program at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam:

To inaugurate the program of Witte de With’s new Director, Defne Ayas, AA Bronson will lead a ritual blessing, with no documentation and no audience, on 14 March 2012, at the time of the waning half moon. AA Bronson is known for his secret performances in secret locations. In 2013, he will curate a thematic exhibition at Witte de With, titled: The Temptation of AA Bronson.

There’s no documentation but thankfully there was a press release. I love the art world and its quirks.

I reached out to Ayas for comment on the blessing and received the following response, “A Gemini Mysterium!” Cryptic.

Ari Marcopoulos, "Portrait of AA Bronson" (2010) (image via Witte de With, Rotterdam)

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