#JustPlace!t is at it again!! Join Magenta and Grey, as they perform Episode 2: Art World Ambassadors as part of the New Museum IDEA CITY Festival
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 8:30PM, 9:30PM
Location: Old School 233 Mott Street, SOHO (Directions), The Library (1st Floor)
Fun Fact: This performance is part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY festival, and will take place with a series of other performances happening, which you are free to explore before or after you take place in #E4LD.
#JustPlace!t Video Synopsis:
March 2012: NYC
Performed by Natalia and Kanene
Filmed by Liesbeth
Edited by Kanene
Art enthusiasts Magenta and Grey enter the MOMA Gift Shop, leaving an impact and their art behind. They state #justplace!t as they place their newest inspired creations as peace offering to the overpriced items in the gift shop. Lacking the gift of gab, their only words #justplace!t, speak to the arbitrary nature of art and the price we pay for it.
#JustPlace!t (Natalia and Kanene)
JustPlace!t Defies the definitions of the ARTworld by subverting and usurping curators and the walls they adorn with “worthy” art by #justplac!ngart in museums. Grey and Magenta are both ostentatiously dressed, rich and senile art collectors (enthusiasts), clutching museum maps as they eagerly traverse a galaxy of galleries. They create “works of art” in response to their favorite artists. Using found objects, including toilet paper, these ladies “place” their creations in the bathrooms and gift shops of the most prestigious institutions, using tape. For example, while visiting the Jewish Museum, they create #tpcutouts to honor the intricately delicate backgrounds of Khendi Wiley’s murals. Ceremonious giggling ensues as they tear the tape and then orgiastically exclaim #JUSTPLACE!T, while affixing their art to the walls of lavatory facilities. They scurry home to add their exhibited art to their resumes.
MAGENTA spent seven years training in complete silence as a pupil of the Canibalistic Curatorial Kaballah Academy of Art, where she majored in quotidian consumerist production and convivial, leisure-driven infra-institutional activities. After graduation, she became attached to simple flowing water sewage systems and became Chief Curator of various lavatory-masterpieces contained within the great fine arts architectural works of today’s urban landscape.
GREY received her Masters in ‘Context-Responsive’ curating from the Curatorial Programme of de Appel in the Netherlands after having graduated with honors from the prestigious #JustPlaceIt Institute with a Bachelors degree in Duchampian temporal excrement disposal. GREY is currently the Chief Curator of meaningless, arbitrary, consumerist-pig gift shops at The MOMA, The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Museum, The Guggenheim, The Whitney, and all major museums in the New York City area.
EXHIBITIONS: Co-Curated by MAGENTA & GREY
“Semisolid: Gypsum and Milk Chocolate”, on view at P.S.1
“Liquid Slurry Sips: Draining Aesthetics and the Vitreous Ornament”, on view at MOMA
“More and Harder: Consuming Methods for Positionality”, on view at The New Museum
“Lace and the Rim Mold: Kehinde Wiley and Toilet Paper Idolatry”, on view at the Jewish Museum
“A Little Bit of Everything: Self-Masturbation Holding Tank”, on view at the Whitney Museum of Art
“Deutsche Bank: Forever Single and Loving It”, on view at the Guggenheim