Please join Topical Cream Thursday, October 19th for the closing event for our inaugural auction.
Topical Cream is a platform for women, femmes, and gender-nonconforming individuals in contemporary art. Since 2013, the New York-based not-for-profit has supported a community of artists, writers, designers, and technologists through digital publishing and public programming initiatives. With an advertising-free model, fundraisers like this one are vital to the digital platform’s continued growth.
“This past March, Reena Spauling presented Marie Karlberg’s “1 Hour of Limited Movement” at Market Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden. For this performance, Karlberg stands isolated in a perspex box. The artist is clad in a black turtleneck and tights (a proper mix of casual dress and performance wear) and irreverently blows smoke toward an audience of art professionals as disembodied voices read texts over a loud speaker. Critiquing power structures within the art market, the texts (from unnamed gallerists) invite the artist to participate in various upcoming exhibitions but, always with budgetary or some other restriction. In several of the emails, gallerists remind the artist “what an opportunity” they are offering, even though there is no budget left to cover basic costs. Karlberg, states “I use performance to critic expectations of young artists’ marketability and the careers that consolidate out of that, in a personal way.”
Tonight, Topical Cream will be cohosting SHOCK VALUE at Spectrum, along with artist Marie Karlberg, Aurel Haize Odogbo, and Witches. Music will be by deejays Juliana Huxtable, DJ DJ Dese, Abby, and Jared Brown (Sexoesthetic).
This *inclusive* event starts at 11 p.m., and the entrance fee is $10.
Drinks will be #affordable — so get hydrated, get in, & go in.
59 Montrose Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Talk Talk Talk Nothing
Sunday, October 26, 2014 6-8pm
An Evening With Cajsa Von Zeipel.
Andrew Durbin is the author of Mature Themes (Nightboat Books 2014). He is a contributing editor toMousse and lives in New York.
Cecilia Corrigan is a writer and performer living in New York. Her first book Titanic was released this fall on Northwestern University Press.
Lucy Ives is Editor of Triple Canopy and author of four books of poetry and prose, including a historical novel about girls, nineties (2013).
Sarah Nicole Prickett is a writer in New York and the founding editor of Adult.
Lyndsy Welgos is a New York based artist and founder of Topical Cream Magazine.
88 Eldridge Street 5th Floor Gallery
New York, New York
ps) Free Drinks
Pony Tails: To Live Play Move and Clash As She Will: Part 2 will be on view till November 2nd at Capricious 88.
For more information: becapricious.com or contact Sophie Mörner at Sophie@Capricious88.com