(Written with great enthusiasm and intensity by Spacetaker's darling intern, Nicole Sackllah!)
Listen up, Houston! Our city’s cultural art scene is set to EXPLODE!
Performance artists from around the world will be in the city March 8-10 for the first Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012!
For anyone who seeks the rare, the risk, the abstract, and excitement in real art, this is something you have to see!
Hosted at DiverseWorks on March 8th, AvantGarden on March 9th and NotsuoH on March 10th, the festival will feature international artists such as Myk Henry (Ireland), Elena Nestorova (Finland), Gim Gwang Cheol (South Korea), Marcus Vinicius (Brazil), and Non Grata (Estonia). National artists include: Nyugen E. Smith (New Jersey), Jamie McMurry (Los Angeles), Jill Pangallo (New York) and a diverse collection of local artists including The Art Guys, Jim Pirtle, Nestor Topchy, Emily Sloan, Julia Wallace, Jonatan Lopez, Rahul Mitra, Daniel Adame, Nancy Douthey, and Daniel-Kayne.
With this array of different cultures and artistic styles, we can only anticipate what inspiration they will collectively offer. Be sure to open your mind to their drastic measures. The momentum, passion, and whit of action they propose is unlike any art performance I have ever seen. This is absolutely going to be on my bucket list performances to attend this week! For it exposes you to the life challenges we face in society, the silence society conceals, and explosion! Who wouldn't want to witness this?! So intriguing, it's like you’re committing a sin. Watch out, mundane world, reality is about to set in.
To see their awesome promo video, visit YouTube here! (warning! video includes nudity. viewer discretion advised.)
And guess what?! The Houston International Performance Art Biennale is looking for volunteers!!! They need 5 to 8 people to assist with the performances. In return, you get free entry, complimentary drinks, t-shirt, and poster, and best yet, lots of love from the artists. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO VOLUNTEER.
Photo Credit: Myk Henry, Freedom. Photo Courtesy of the artist