Hannah Hughes: Ghosts, Ancestors…
6817 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Ends Jun 4, 2023
“I’m sick of putting myself in these positions.” An artist constructs and reveals the object of desire in public. But how does a performance artist accomplish this without being caught as the object of animal prey or human drama? Hannah Hughes presents a show that questions the nature of the art object – performative installation as installed performance. What begins with found objects ready to hand ends in an excavation of personal and cultural history – ancestors and ghosts of the past. A father’s game of Go leads to Duchamp’s performative non-art of Chess. An inversion of Marcel’s gender in art leads to an old photo of a lost lover, and a mystery of desire itself. How can love disappear – and what is left in its wake. A cultural monument, an art object, an implanted memory? 6817 Melrose Ave, Hollywood 6-9pm Performance and Reception
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