(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

14 November 2011

Eleven Cubed: Primal Beings: An Art Happening by Anne Grauso & Friends

In celebration and in honor of Performa 11, you were or were not cordially invited to Eleven Cubed: Primal Beings, an art happening by Anne Grauso. Curated by Natalie Trainor, the event was the first of several salon series, where artists utilize their own spaces to create an interactive, engaging environment that focuses on creating art and empowering the artist. Combining the influences and ethos of Fluxus, the grassroots qualities of Happenings and the anything goes attitude of Dada, Grauso’s Primal Beings encouraged participation from its guests, but it was not required.

Slightly manipulating the space, Grauso created a photo booth and was able to get some great primitive-esque portraits including those of Malcolm Harris, Anne Huntington,Gabby the Cat, Mario Fernando Jimenez, Mauricio Herrerro aka the Fireman, Miguel Ovalle, Darnell Scott, Day Le, Danielle Riechers, Max Jahn, Amanda Wong and many, many more. Food was provided by Fat Radish’s Robin Hollis, where she offered guests a variety of meat dishes that could only be eaten with their hands--everything was devoured by the end of the evening. More art happenings coming soon. Perhaps we'll see you then.

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