nyc art scene

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Opens Tonight, Jan 12, 5-8p: “On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman” presented by artist Jonathan BergerMaccarone, 630 Greenwich St., NYCThe exhibition will act as a portrait of an unclassifiable figure in American cultural history whose work has been seminal in the evolution of performance art, new media and relational aesthetics. The show presents an extensive collection of ephemera and artifacts from Andy Kaufman’s personal and professional life: photographs, correspondence, performance notation, scripts, props and costumes. In lieu of explanatory text labels accompanying these materials, a rotating series of Kaufman’s friends, family, and collaborators will be physically present in the exhibition at all times, for all 25 days that the exhibition is on view, representing the diverse range of relationships, which span Kaufman’s life, work, and interests. A central table and chairs within the gallery space will allow these guests to interact and talk with visitors, offering the opportunity for intimate and unscripted conversations about Kaufman with those that knew him, a rare opportunity to engage with primary sources of this particular history. - thru Feb 16In conjunction with Maccarone’s presentation, “Andy Kaufman’s 99cent Tour,” a series of screenings and events at Participant Inc., will take place from Feb 12th- 24th Additionally, MoMA PS1 will host a Sunday Session devoted to the work of Andy Kaufman on Feb 17th featuring the New York premiere of “Tony Clifton Plays the Sunset Strip”

Opens Tonight, Jan 12, 5-8p:

On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman
 presented by artist Jonathan Berger

Maccarone, 630 Greenwich St., NYC

The exhibition will act as a portrait of an unclassifiable figure in American cultural history whose work has been seminal in the evolution of performance art, new media and relational aesthetics. The show presents an extensive collection of ephemera and artifacts from Andy Kaufman’s personal and professional life: photographs, correspondence, performance notation, scripts, props and costumes. In lieu of explanatory text labels accompanying these materials, a rotating series of Kaufman’s friends, family, and collaborators will be physically present in the exhibition at all times, for all 25 days that the exhibition is on view, representing the diverse range of relationships, which span Kaufman’s life, work, and interests. A central table and chairs within the gallery space will allow these guests to interact and talk with visitors, offering the opportunity for intimate and unscripted conversations about Kaufman with those that knew him, a rare opportunity to engage with primary sources of this particular history. - thru Feb 16

In conjunction with Maccarone’s presentation, “Andy Kaufman’s 99cent Tour,” a series of screenings and events at Participant Inc., will take place from Feb 12th- 24th

Additionally, MoMA PS1 will host a Sunday Session devoted to the work of Andy Kaufman on Feb 17th featuring the New York premiere of “Tony Clifton Plays the Sunset Strip”

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