Kalup Linzy //A Lullaby, A Job, and an Ass to Hope For
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
About the Performance
Read this Westword preview of the performance and short interview with the artist.
Informed by mythological stories, melodrama, soap operas, R&B, and music videos, artist Kalup Linzy presents a special live musical performance titled A Lullaby, A Job, and an Ass to Hope For. As Kaye, the protagonist from his full length video Romantic Loner, Linzy will perform original songs interspersed with video interludes and will be accompanied by Ben Darwish on keyboard. With equal parts admiration and satire, Linzy’s performances address both the sincerity and absurdity found in the complexities of family, race, gender, romantic entanglement, and celebrity.
About the Exhibition
Art.Jobs.Lullabies. (Lakewood-Denver, Colorado Edition)
On view through November 24, 2015
RMCAD’s Philip J. Steele Gallery will feature an exhibition of videos and works on paper by Linzy (some works attributed to the characters featured in his videos) in conjunction with his VASD Program performance.
About the Artist
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York, Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy's best-known work is a series of videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera and imbue them with art world drama.
Linzy’s work has received many awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, an Art Matters Grant, and The Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency. His work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, and MoMA PS1. Institutional collection of his work includes Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared alongside James Franco on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital in a storyline that incorporated performance art.
Additional Events with Kalup Linzy
The RMCAD community joined Kalup Linzy for a Next Day Q+A Luncheon. For more information about this event please click here.
Workshopping Art Jobs and Lullabies with Kalup Linzy
A small group of current RMCAD students had the incredible opportunity to workshop and act in one of Kalup Linzy's iconic video works.
Additional research materials suggested by Kalup Linzy can be found here.