Art After Dark
Art After Dark, produced by the Artist Network, NY, NY, is a talk show that speaks many languages, both literally and metaphorically. Part Charlie Rose meets Graham Norton by way of the analyst’s couch, Andy Warhol’s TV (1982) and Lucio Fontana’s Television Manifesto of the Spatial Movement (1952), Art After Dark serves more than a platform for exchange between host and guests and interviewer and interviewees. As hosted by independent curator and critic Raul Zamudio, Art After Dark is an exhibition of sorts in real time that appropriates the talk show format. It inverts the traditional function of the exhibition as repository of art objects in which a narrative is conveyed through curatorial selection, placement and so forth. For if the art object is an extension of the artist then the inverse must be as true as well: now the artwork manifests through the artist. Thus, Art After Dark reconfigures the interview genre as performance art in which dialogue, communication and interaction are framed symbiotically as artistic enunciations.
Raul Zamudio and Alfredo Martinez
Raul Zamudio and Alfredo Martinez arriving at the Scope Art Fair