Radical Presence: Opening-Day Performances & Reception

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
Kick off the exhibition with a cocktail and a dynamic range of performances by contributing artists. The evening also pays tribute to the late conceptual artist Terry Adkins, whose The Last Trumpet—a sound-activation piece made of four 18-foot-long brass horns called Akrhaphones—is presented at 6:30 pm.
Senga Nengudi’s action-based hanging sculpture Untitled (RSVP) (2013) will be performed by longtime collaborator and artist Maren Hassinger. Through sets of choreographed actions, Hassinger stretches nylon stockings filled with sand into surreal and distended shapes, animating these sculptures that suggest shed skins and contours of the human body.
Also part of the evening’s program are Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing (2012), a durational work that incorporates the performer’s body into a unique architectural element of the gallery, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s vogue-style activation of Orifice (2010–2012), which includes the artist in a full-body costume with iPod, iPad, and iTouch attachments.

Venue Information

Walker Art Center