Friday, November 6, 2009

What do Sonic Youth, La MaMa and Performa 09 all have in common? East 4th Street

The theme of "Cold Water", the exhibiton opening at La MaMa E.T.C.'s Galleria tomorrow, is performers on paper: Musicians and actors channeling their creativity into visual art. The exhibiton was curated by singer-songwriter Justin Bond (some may know him as his drag alter-ego, Kiki from the duo Kiki and Herb) and the New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als.
This show is presenting the talents of Rufus Wainwright, Tilda Swinton, Kate Bornstein, Jemma Nelson, Lady Rizzo, Leslie Thornton and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. All the artists who have participated are "rooted in the East Village, downtown, CBGB's, La MaMa scene."
This show is also part of Performa 09's citywide festival going on through November 22. This festival is dedicated to presenting cutting edge, experimental work from around the world. They have some awesome stuff happening and a whole lot of it too this year, so try to see as much as possible (especially "Cold Water").

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