In response to this year's Summer Salon Series theme–What does a city need?– the evening of August 4, 2011 will consider the idea of Edges. While physical borders are significant to a city, the presentations at this Salon will focus more on the cultural and sociopolitical boundaries that exist in our urban centers. What are some of the subcultures that form in our society centered around different lifestyles, interests and class levels?
The following is a detailed list of the evening's events and participants:
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Brian Goeltzenleuchter and Katharine Whitcomb will present Smelling the city, an olfactory artwork that will be present at each remaining night of the 2011 Summer Salon Series. This project juxtaposes a poetic text printed on a fragrance blotter against an artist-made scent into which the blotter is dipped. Upon request, Summer Salon patrons receive a blotter which is lightly scented and highly transportable. The blotters become points of personal reflection and conversation pieces.
This project will take place in the Museum's Lower Rotunda.
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Giuseppe Restaurant will offer a no-host bar with beer, wine and light snacks.
The bar is located in the Museum's Lower Rotunda.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Art Making Activity: Asian Art Join Museum Educator Lucy Eron for an art making activity that is fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
This activity will take place in the Museum's IMAGE Gallery.
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Rubén Ortiz-Torres will read from his essay for the forthcoming anthology Punkademics, edited by Zack Furness. This reading is held in conjunction with Ortiz-Torres' exhibition at the Museum, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man: Works by Rubén Ortiz-Torres. As with many artists of his generation, punk culture became an avenue in which the artist formulated his own creative identity. As both a participant in the punk scene and as a visual artist, Ortiz-Torres’s works demonstrate his intimate relationship with his subjects.
This presentation will take place in Gallery 18.
7:50 – 8:45 pm: My Barbarian will present a version of The Broke People’s Baroque People's Theater, which they originally performed in New York City at The Kitchen. From The Kitchen's press release on this performance: "Evoking an excess of theatrical styles, from Baroque spectacle to camp drag, the piece presents the
absurdities of the American financial crisis as a performance of wastefulness, trashiness and
class warfare...Structured as a play within a game within a play, this performance is an amalgamated découpage of detoured theater texts, ornate musical numbers, and masked interactions. A recital of the
grandeur of excess executed through impoverished means, Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’
Theater depicts an encounter between an imagined theater company and an audience. Broke
People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater is written and directed by My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade
Gordon and Alexandro Segade). Music is by Gaines and Segade with scenic design and
costumes by Gordon and Segade.
This performance will take place in Gallery 18.