CURATORIAL RECAP: THOMAS ALBRECHT, BUTCH MERIGONI + ALICE VOGLER AT FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS BENEFIT
I was given the opportunity (thank you Susie Watkins!) to bring together an incredible group of artists to present performances at Foundation Fighting Blindness' benefit event, Taste for Sight. This unlikely pairing of performance art plus benefit within a winery was all very intriguing to me. In addition to the many wines available, the audience present at this benefit also got a "taste" of sincere, daring and inquisitive performance. For most guests, this was the first time they heard the words "performance art." I am deeply grateful to Thomas Albrecht, Butch Merigoni (plus 9 performers!) and Alice Vogler for braving the non-traditional aspect of the evening and forging forward to present dynamic work. The benefit was a wild success. Please consider donating to the cause at blindness.org. - Quinn Dukes
BUTCH MERIGONI >> All Of It (Part 2)
ALICE VOGLER >> Disappearance
QUINN DUKES is a Brooklyn, NY based performance artist, activist and curator.
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