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Opening Night LA Art Show Performance "Diversity Walks & Talks"
Diversity Walks and Talks By Miss Art World Curated by Peter Mays Presented by Los Angeles Arts Association / Gallery 825 The “Diversity Walks and Talks” performance invited individuals proclaimers of LA’s culture to strut the runway in celebration of their uniqueness, showcasing LA’s diversity. A variety of participants were interviewed about what diversity represents to them. Their interviews played during their walk down the runway at the LA Art Show 2020. This performance, like LA’s fashion and celebrity culture, was high energy, fast-paced, and confident. Curated by Peter Mays Presented by Los Angeles Arts Association / Gallery 825 1 Oscar Ramirez @artunderworld 2 Lourans Mikhail @louransmikhail 3 Briana Edwards @breezydoesit 4 Annette Ramirez 5 Dominic Quagliozzi @artistdominic 6 Cecilia Taibo Rahban @ceciliassteelofficial 7 Ms.whoopdeedoo @Ms.whoopdeedoo 8 Ibuki Kuramochi @Ibuki_Kuramochi 9 Vanessa Osman @vanessaosman 10 Raychel Espiritu @Raychel Espiritu 11 Carlos Graña 12 Poohnana @sheisplussizebeauty 13 Kayla Cloonan @klcloonanart 14 Joshua Cabello @sunset_blush 15 Anne Marroquin @anne_banann 16 Chenhung Chen @chenhungchenart 17 Liza Sargent @lizasargent 18 Chuck Hohng @chohng 19 Joe Luis Cedillo @joeluiscedillo 20 Karen Sarrow @Karen Sarrow 21 Jorge Zambrano @zambravo 22 Jay Walter @jwalterlb 23 Reinhardt Kenneth @Reinhardt Kenneth 24 SP Harper @spharper 25 Casey Miller @caseydia_ 26 Jon Ching @jonchingart 27 Brandon Thompson @branfreakindon 28 Christopher J Flores @Dangerous_Designs 29 Andrée Carter @abstractabc 30 BiJian Fan 31 Jerry Clifford 32 Dani Nicole @daninicolemusic 33 David Hopper 34 Maria Hernandez Wareagle @mariahernandezwareagle 35 Jasimen Phillips 36 Kingpelvisb @Kingpelvisb 37 Gabby Vera 38 Arifa Aboobucker @arifayasmin 39 Yozmit @yozmit 40 Black Man White Baby @BlackManWhiteBaby
Performance Art: Secret Language
Women used fans not only as an accessory but also as a tool to attract additional attention through affectionate gestures. The secret language of fans has been used as a feminine tool across cultures to give females a voice when they historically had none. Yet, this voice came with expectations of being coy “ladylike”, not brazen or violent. The destruction of the fan is an act of defiance of these expectations. Duration: 1 hour The audio for this performance was only heard through one pair of headphones that was passed around to the audience. This kept the meaning of the motions secret between the performer and the listener. A set of headphones sit on a pedestal for people to pick up and listen to. The audio has recordings of different voices saying a variety of phrases like “I love you” and “You are cruel”. This same audio is connected to an earpiece the performer is wearing under the mask and cannot be seen by the audience. When the audio says a phrase, the performer does the related action to the phrases meaning with the fan. However, because of the fan’s large scale the performer has a difficult time being “coy” with the elegant flirtatious actions. The audio over time becomes faster and faster and causes the fan the break, once it breaks the performer proceeds to tear it apart. Performed: Gallery 825, Hollywood. LA COY Los Angeles Art Association is pleased to announce the opening of Coy at Gallery 825 on September 14, 2019 from 6-9pm (runs through October 18, 2019). Coy is an investigation of simplicity and modest presentation in contemporary art practice juried by Phyllis Hoffberg. Coy features artists BlackManWhiteBaby, Nika Armine, Larry Brownstein, Kerry Campbell, Ellen Cantor, Suzanne Edmonson, Megan Frances, Maureen Haldeman, Shelley Heffler, Veda B Kaya, Campbell Laird, Rich Lanet, Laura Larson, Dean Larson, Elizabeth Noble, Susan Ossoman, Osceola Refetoff, Karl Rogers, Seda Saar, Jacob Shavit, J. Sloman, Emily Snyder, Phil Tarley, Scott Trimble and Miss Art World. In addition to the group show Coy, LAAA will also present 3 solo exhibitions by Carlos Grasso, Karen Hochman Brown and Jay Wysard.
Performance Art: The Icarus Complex
Hello Art lovers!! This performance took place at Gallery 825 in LA for their Second Skins show. The entire performance was an hour and half. I did my best to cut the video down but leave in the concept and important moments. At the end I talk more about the meaning behind this performance. Let me know what you thing and enjoy! Love, Miss Art World
Performance Art: Frosted Take Two
@baha_danesh @wechooseart and @the_montalban for including me in Rainbow Shift - A Queer Homecoming Celebration Miss Art World performance "Frosted" plays into pageants and women in the beauty industry decorating themselves in order to compete for the most beautiful. Unlike a pageant, the women in this performance are solely focused on decorating each other without the competitor relationship making the decoration of each other a celebration of the body. The women’s task in this performance is to frost each other as though they were decorating a cake yet the action has a similar feel as putting on each other’s makeup. They take turns working on different body parts and areas making each look like a beautifully decorated cake. Promoting beatification or objectification can be perceived as a blurry line to onlookers.