Curated by Anonymous Boh
FRI 16 MAR | 6-10PM | FREE!
ZHOU B ART CENTER | Lower-Level South | 1029 W 35TH ST
Featuring work by Estonian printmakers: Devil Girl, Peeter Allik, Toomas Kuusing, and Anonymous Boh. +PLUS+ BADASS NON GRATA prints, T-shirts, and books for sale! Your purchases help fund NON GRATA’s American tour. Cash and cards are welcome.
Anonymous Boh via non-stop world tours, performances, exhibitions, and publications, has created one of the most representative, significant, timely and transformative art movements in all of history. As Ring Master, Boh has become the Wild Bill Hickok, the P.T. Barnum, the Alfred Jarry, the Tristan Tzara, the Ezra Pound, the Orson Welles of our Era. We have entered The Apocalypse, The Storm. Boh, implementing all The Arts via NON GRATA’s Diverse Universe global performances, reveals to us not only where we presently stand in The Storm but he also conjures visions of our soon to be realized post-apocalyptic absurdly playfully tormented kaleidoscopic landscapes.
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical – it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn’t work.
Peeter Allik [b 1966] started exhibiting surrealistic oil paintings in the second half of the eighties, and in the nineties became an accomplished printmaker. His works often display a grotesque sense of dislocated reality. Allik graduated from Tartu University. In 1997 and was awarded the first laureate of Ado Wabbe Prize and in 2002 won the Gran Pri on VIII International Biennale of the Baltic States in Kaliningrad.
The evening also includes ::
8PM | performance art by NON GRATA | South Parking Lot
7-10PM | INDUSTRY of the ORDINARY performance + projection | Lower-Level North