THUrsday and Friday, December 10 and 11
$50 VIP; $25 general admission; $20 members; $15 students. VIP ticket includes priority seating and cocktails with the performers after the show. Students please email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code.
If you experience technical difficulties purchasing your tickets online, please call Kristyn Brown at 314.535.0770 x217. Tickets will also be available for purchase the night of the show.
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Commissioned by the celebrated performance art biennial Performa 15 and debuting in November, Work is the first museum presentation of Wyatt Kahn’s theatrical puppet show. In this tongue-in-cheek performance, Kahn’s paintings come to life and argue with him, rising up against their maker in a comical climax. Manipulated by the artist, these irascible paintings-as-puppets critique Kahn’s creations, mimicking the language of daytime talk shows on WNYC that fill his real-life studio, generating a conversation between artist, artwork, and audience about the various stages of artistic production. Each puppet—a, small copy of a large-scale painting—is modular, post-Minimalist, and shifts between illusions of depth and flatness through the sculptural collaging of white panels. Animated, they take on the high-spirited personalities and states of mind that brought them into existence in the first place – complex, humorous, and entirely the product of an irrepressible imagination. Learn more about the performance here. This program contains occasional adult language.
Artsy: “Wyatt Kahn’s Performa Comission is a Brilliant Satire of the Art World”
Art News Announcement of Performa Commissions
W Magazine Preview
Performa Interview with Laurie Simmons and Wyatt Kahn
ArtNet’s 12 Events Not To Miss At Performa
T Magazine Preview
The Art Newspaper: “Performa let’s the art speak for itself”