Later this month, performance artist, educator and social choreographer ERNESTO PUJOL will present 9-5, a new group performance produced and commissioned by More Art at Arts Brookfield. The site-specific performance is tailored to the contemporary architecture of Brookfield Place and its glass Pavilion situated in lower Manhattan.
Pujol presents 9-5 in the city that he has called home for nearly half of his life. The physical and economic landscape of NYC has changed considerably over Pujol's residency. I wondered if Pujol's NYC experiences influenced the creation of 9-5 so I reached out to him with a few questions. In this week's interview, Pujol reveals the project's inspiration and performative structure. I am honored to share our conversation below. If you are in New York City, October 26-28, give yourself the gift of this experience! -Quinn Dukes
NYC is bursting with performance this weekend! This is truly a rush for both performance artists and art connoisseurs alike. Art in Odd Places continues its programming thru Sunday, October 11th when performance artist, Alicia Grullon presents a socially charged work entitled, Revealing New York: The Disappearance of Other. I reached out to Alicia with a few questions regarding her performance tomorrow and am delighted to share our conversation with you. If you are in NYC this weekend, get out to 14th Street for AiOP! - QUINN DUKES
The roving 14th Street performance and visual art festival, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) launches its 11th year of programming today! Many of the visual artists (sculptors, video artists, mixed-media... etc.) have already installed their works along 14th street for you to discover. If you happen to find an umbrella tumbleweed sculpture (Tim Thyzel) or roadkill stuffed animals (L. Mylott Manning), success! You have found the festival. There are over 40 artists presenting work in this year's exhibition marking an "odd numbered milestone" for the organization.