Sep 25, 2014
On today's show I talk to artist Nate Hill.
Originally from Florida, Nate moved to New York to perform art in a
city that would be receptive to his works. And Nate's works are
pretty amazing. Coming out of the same public performance tradition
that gave birth to artists like Joey Skaggs and even some of the
early Upright Citizens Brigade pranks, Nate's art is practiced
outside the usual (suffocating?) boundaries of the fine art world.
Performances like Death Bear, where Nate, dressed in a
large black bear mask will come and take away items your ex has
left behind, or Trophy Scarves, where he draped white
women around his neck like fashion accessories, show how Nate can
take serious emotional, racial and gender issues and examine them
from a playful place.
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