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Assembly: On Madness and Feminine Identity with Kristen Minsky

October 11, 2013, 12 – 1 pm
Contemporary Art Gallery
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Photography by Jen Brister

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.

Kristen Minsky curates On Madness and Feminine Identity, from 10/8-10/13.
There are so many complex layers, ideas, and intentions present when it comes to femininity. These layers become our makeup as we perform through our day-to-day moments, behind closed doors or cameras, or in nightlife arenas. As an artist and curator with a vaudevillian spirit, I am ever intrigued by imagining and examining, through satirical performance, that which makes me female. On Madness and Feminine Identity is about this inquisitive process as we negotiate our feminine selves on a daily basis. Each participant will exhibit publicly, a transformation in a way that echos their greater work as creators, whether through visual arts performance, dance, or music.Kristen Minsky

10/11: Kristen Minsky
I plan to create a backdrop (either painting-based installation, animation, or combo) that will be projected behind me as I perform a dance-based piece. This piece is as of yet undetermined and is most likely to be a duration piece that involves my transformation from van Liew to Minsky, followed by a Minsky dance number. — Kristen Minsky

Kristen Rhea van Liew is an interdisciplinary performance artist who describes ideas about femininity through multiple mediums, most recently stop motion animations, installations and dance. For the past several years she has also enmeshed herself into the vintage culture movement and considers herself a neo vaudevillian, performing within a tradition of female variety entertainers. Within this arena, she both performs and curates shows as Kristen Minsky.

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