This Friday’s inaugural Lost Lectures event in New York will feature not only an impressive lineup of performers and speakers, but a video program that will play throughout the evening on a large screen.
A big part of Zefrey Throwell’s current exhibition at Gasser & Grunert Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is the story of a family split apart by drug addiction, then brought closer by a memorial for a dead father. It is also a story of overcoming hardship brought on by Hurricane Sandy, not to mention a hell of a story about using human ash and methamphetamines to create art.
Here at Hyperallergic, we’ve been thinking a lot about public art recently. Turns out we’re not the only ones. Last week artist Zefrey Throwell launched a project in Water Valley, Mississippi, which takes the classic idea about public artworks — that they should honor famous people who’ve accomplished very big things — and turns it on its head.
LOS ANGELES — This week, New York artist Zefrey Throwell flew in to create the Entropy Symphony, a series of aural interventions around the world. The LA edition was an orchestrated movement in five parts of some 1,000 cars across the Southland. Each participant received an mp3 attuned to their car horn and were instructed to honk along with the mp3.
This week’s prescription is a heavy dose of Performa 11 with just a taste of the must-see highlights of this year’s festival. The three-week event can be overwhelming, but thankfully the Hyperallergic doctor is in to help you through it.
I ran to Times Square this morning to catch a glimpse of artist Zefrey Throwell’s latest incarnation of his performance series, Midtown Games, but a missed subway connection which delayed my arrival a few minutes making me late to witness the artistic/athletic spectacle. Luckily, I tracked down Throwell afterwards who spoke to me about what the hell the Midtown Games are all about? And provided me with images of yesterday’s thrilling good time.
Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project by Zefrey Throwell, Ocularpation: Wall Street, get naked and three are arrested and are awaiting court appearances. America, consider this your wake up call.