Wednesday, June 15, 2011

COVER: Kalup Linzy / Artillery Magazine / May - June 2011

Article by Greg Walloch. Photographs by Cecilia De Bucourt.

Performance artist Kalup Linzy gives good face on May/June 2011 cover of Artillery, a freebie art magazine distributed in New York. Greg Walloch writes: "High and low art brazenly crash into each other in Linzy's work; any notion or division between the two is unimportant to him. While grateful for his success, he is unimpressed by artworld politics." 

More Kalup Linzy News:

The short film "Kalup Linzy & James Franco, That's Entertainment" was recently uploaded to Art21's New York Close Up  web site, a new documentary series on art and life in the city: 

Kalup Linzy & James Franco, That’s Entertainment! from Art21 on Vimeo.

What’s the difference between art and entertainment? In this film, artist Kalup Linzy prepares for his debut performance as Kalup & Franco—a performance art music-based collaboration with the actor James Franco—at Rob Pruitt’s2010 Art Awards at Webster Hall in the East Village. Kalup & Franco are the closing act for a Hollywood-style awards show where celebrity and contemporary art merge in ambiguous ways. Featuring excerpts of Linzy’s original songs Chewing GumHot Mess, and Asshole, along with cameos by artists Marina Abramovic, John Currin, Rachel Feinstein, Mary Heilmann, Marilyn Minter, and Rob Pruitt; curators Klaus Biesenbach and Tom Eccles; dealer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn; and critic Jerry Saltz.
Kalup & Franco’s debut EP titled Turn It Up, co-produced by DJ /rupture, is due out 07.12.11 on the label Dutty Artz.
Kalup Linzy (b. 1977, Clermont, Florida, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
CREDITS | New York Close Up Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Rafael Moreno Salazar, Andrew David Watson & Ava Wiland. Additional Camera: Don Edler & John Marton. Key Grip: John Marton. Sound: Ian Forster, Nicholas Lindner & Ava Wiland. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Production Assistant: Paulina V. Ahlstrom, Don Edler & Maren Miller. Design: Open. Artwork: Kalup Linzy & James Franco. Music: The 2010 Art Awards Band. Thanks: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bronwyn Keenan, Natural Health, NYC Taxi, Glenn O’Brien, Kangmei Pan, Rob Pruitt, Rob Pruitt’s 2010 Art Awards, Lauren Van Natten, Webster Hall & White Columns. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2011. All rights reserved.
New York Close Up supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by The 1896 Studios & Stages.

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