Desperate Living (Jon Waters, 1977)
July 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm
at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.
Presented by artist Kalup Linzy
Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling. Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes. Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.
KALUP LINZY (b. 1977)
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003 and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy’s best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His works have been included in exhibitions as far ranging as Black Alphabet at The Zacheta National Museum in
Warsaw Poland, and Frequency, Thelma Golden’s survey of new art by emerging artists of color at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Recently, Linzy’s work was included in Prospect.1 New Orleans, New Orleans curated by Dan Cameron; Modern Mondays: An Evening with Kalup Linzy at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Glasgow International: Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland, and 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, all in 2008. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 2005, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2007 and most recently, a 2008 Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant.
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