This week, we’re paying attention to the green in art.
For those of you who didn’t get tickets to Performa, we’ve got more local alternatives. We’ll have a day of humor and sleaze for Mike Kelley; a show for cyberpunk kids; and a handful of events involving important TV artists. Group Material co-founder Julie Ault will show us the meaning of collaboration, and at the Kitchen’s benefit, we’ll show the meaning of giving. And Clifford Owens is doing that performance again where he does whatever the audience tells him to, so watch out for him.
When I heard of Jerome Bel’s “Disabled Theater”—an interpretive play performed by professional actors with learning disabilities—I thought, good. It’s about time we make a place for different kinds of expression in the art world. I don’t know what that place should look like, but after seeing one of Bel’s productions this week, I promise you: It’s not this.
[Editor's Note: IMG MGMT is an annual image-based artist essay series. Today's invited artist, Jack Early, is represented by McCaffrey Fine Art. Early has shown at Frieze New York, Art Basel Switzerland, Daniel Reich Gallery, Southfirst, and the Serpentine Gallery, among others. As part of the collaborative duo Pruitt-Early, he has similarly shown around the world.]
It’s always fun to play the look-alike game.