We’re pushing the art tour back a few months. Alison and I are both… tired. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. We just can’t do it right now. We need some more time in order to put together a killer, amazing show. But stay tuned. More info soon…
A very, very, very first draft of the press release for our first stop in Philly. Totally subject to change as I hear back from Alison:
For immediate release
We are excited to announce:
The Monsters of Art Tour
Coyotes As Pets
The Radical Reading Room
Saturday, May 12th, 7pm – 9pm
An evening of performance, art, and music!
Open to the public
Free if you bring a food dish to share
$4 voluntary contribution otherwise
May 12th marks the first stop of the Monsters of Art Tour, featuring a performance by Coyotes As Pets (artists Alison Vuocolo and Amy Wilson) and a temporary installation of the Radical Reading Room, a collection of some of the latest independently published artists’ multiples, books, and ephemera. Somewhere between a gallery exhibition, a Tupperware party and a potlatch lies the Monsters of Art Tour; their stop in Philadelphia will mark the beginning of a nationwide tour which will culminate in December 07 in Miami Beach, to coincide with the Art Miami Basel fair.
Coyotes as Pets will present an elaborate performance involving shadow puppets and music, dedicated to the life and work of artist Sol LeWitt, drawing strange and fascinating connections between his life’s work and our current political situation. At the conclusion of the show, they will lead the audience in an interactive performance involving homemade musical instruments and audience participation in an attempt to create a new and connected community within the performance space.
The Radical Reading Room is a temporary installation of artist-made and editioned objects. Embracing a populist philosophy of making, displaying, and circulating artwork, the RRR will offer works of art that can be touched, engaged, read, and interacted with. A number of the works will be available to be taken home free of charge; others will cost a nominal amount to purchase.
Owing an enormous debt to the work of the Fluxus artists, Joseph Beuys, and other historical figures, the Monsters of Art Tour seeks to liberate art from the stuffy confines of the gallery/museum space. We want to revive the radical, absurd, intellectual, sensitive, emotional, and spiritual aspects of art, wresting it away from commercial and market-driven forces. We hope you will join us.