Thursday, April 13, 2006

Three Great Performance Artists in NYC

"Ron Athey, Franko B, Vaginal Davis: Where Art and Life Collide," brings these three extraordinary performance artists to NYC for a series of premiere performances, in addition to lectures and events related to their work.

These are three truly unique artists with long and remarkable careers built in the margins of art and culture. I will be sending out a formal press release soon, but I wanted to give everyone a heads up so you could be sure to make time for the events that interest you and have some background information.

These three artists are almost never funded or presented in the United States, even though Athey and Davis are both based in Los Angeles. This will be the first ever U.S. performance by Franko B, despite a huge career in Europe including major exhibitions and performances at Venues like the TATE Modern, and having had four books published on his work.

For immediate info and visuals you can also visit the artists websites:

Schedule of Events:
(please note: all details subject to change, visit for current info)

April 28- Roselee Goldberg/Performa hosts "NOT FOR SALE" panel with C. Carr, ORLAN, and other special guest scholars and critics, 6-8 pm, followed by reception, NYU Barney building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, FREE

May 1- Ron Athey, "Incorruptible Flesh: Dissociative Sparkle", durational performance 5-10pm, Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, $10

May 2- Franko B, "Why are you here?", one to one performances, 4pm-midnight by appointment (212-254-4334), Participant Gallery, 95 Rivington Street, ($20)

May 3- LesbiansToTheRescue presentation of special edition poster project, followed by screening of Simeon Hutner's documentary film about Ron Athey, "Martyrs and Saints," including Q+A with film maker, 6:30pm, NYU Barney building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, FREE

May 4- Vaginal Davis, "Bricktops Takes Man!hattan", 6pm student installation opening reception, 10pm showtime ($10), Earl Dax Presents @Siberia, 356 West 40th Street

May 5- Ron Athey, Vaginal Davis, Franko B Artist lectures, followed by panel discussion with the artists moderated by Jose Munoz and Jennifer Doyle, 6-8pm, NYU Barney building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, FREE

"Where Art and Life Collide" is the work of a collaborative coalition including:

Artists Space
Earl Dax Presents
NYU: Department of Art and Art Professions, Department of Performance Studies, Center for Religion and Media, Humanities Council, Department of Applied Psychology, Department of Drama Therapy, Office of Lesbian Gay Transgender Student Services
Participant Inc.
Performance Space 122
Visual AIDS

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