Zefrey Throwell "I'll Raise You One..."

Art in General

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Art in General presents I'll Raise You One..., a site specific performance by Zefrey Throwell

Using the conflicting languages of teenage love and small stakes capitalism, I'll Raise You One is continuous strip poker game performed in the public realm. Zefrey Throwell's performance brings audiences to the threshold of titillation again and again. At the end of each round, when the participants typically exit and private affairs begin, playing members will get dressed and begin again, creating a nonsensical repetitive pattern that continues round after round. Transforming Art in General's Storefront space into a stage, I'll Raise You One... establishes a world of absurdity and purposelessness, letting the casual onlooker join in a guilt-free voyeurism, while teasing out a different outlook on our personal interactions and day to day routines.

About the Artist
Zefrey Throwell's practice is dedicated to investigating honest communication, in all its varied plumage; working with video, radio, painting and people he is exploring the connecting points and underpinnings of social discourse. Throwell works with Gallery 138 in New York and is a regular contributing member to Art International Radio. He was recently included in the 2007 and 2009 Venice Biennale, has had recent performances at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2010), Queens Museum of Art (2010), the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2009), Studio Museum in New York (2009) and projects at Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin (2010) and Photo Miami (2009).



from November 12, 2011 to November 19, 2011
10:30am–6:00pm Daily

Opening Reception on 2011-11-12 from 18:00 to 20:00


Zefrey Throwell

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