SEPT. 27  |  SATURDAY

2PM-4:30 PM | WARDROOM

TALKING LIFE AND ART WHILE APPLYING EYE SHADOW AND SPREADING PB&J ON BREAD

Fee: One lime admits one. One ripe pineapple admits two.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez invites a small group to join in an improvisational encounter that approaches art as part of a larger experience called life. This event is meant to develop into an embodied conversation of a collaborative nature involving all of those attending. The outcome of this gathering is shaped in situ by the participants’ stories, intellectual contributions, bodily movements, and performative gestures. Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread seeks to break away from binaries such as art - life, audience – performer, among others, while offering participants the opportunity to open themselves up to that which does not care to be defined or categorized.

Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and spreading PB&J on bread uses Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa, as a point of reference (please read before attending this event): http://www.newnewyorkers.org/?page_id=385 published by the Queens Museum.Publication Editor, Estévez. Artistic Director, Sol Aramendi. Designer, José Rodríguez.

*Because of the food that will be served, this experience is not open to those with allergies to nuts.*

Talking life and art while applying eye shadow and eating PB&J on bread© 2014 Nicolás Dumit Estévez


NICOLÁS DUMIT ESTÉVEZ treads an elusive path that manifests itselfperformatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Printed Matter, P.S. 122, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Princeton University, Rutgers University, The Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, The MacDowell Colony, Provisions Library, El Museo del Barrio, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Art Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. During the past seven years Estévez has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estévez have also collaborated on several performances. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He has received grants from Art Matters, Lambent Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Printed Matter and Puffin Foundation. Estévez Holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Estévez has curated exhibitions and programs for El Museo del Barrio, the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and Longwood Art Gallery/Bronx Council on the Arts, New York; and for the Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain. He is currently curating an exhibition from El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection. Publications include Pleased to Meet You, Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa (editor) and For Art’s Sake. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, in 2011 Estévez was baptized as a Bronxite; a citizen of the Bronx