"It's the new style!" or "No more aggregatekeepers"
5 April 2023
Devin Kenny presents "It's the new style!" or "No more aggregatekeepers", a new performance essay about the knot that exists between the often interchanged words: style and fashion. Using a combination of video, image, speech, music, and noise, Kenny considers the various cultural logics that inform contemporary understandings of style: from written and spoken language, to modes of dress, to signature ways of doing and being, including personal style, graffiti, street skatenboarding, analog animation technologies, AI and more.
"It's the new style!" or "No more aggregatekeepers" is presented in conjunction with with Wardrobe, an exhibition organized by Curatorial AIRspace Residents Laura Serejo Genes & Kiyoto Koseki.
Following this performance, we will celebrate the culmination of with Wardrobe with a reception in the Playhouse Lobby.
Devin Kenny (born 1987, Chicago, USA) lives and works between New York, USA and Oxford, UK. Performances have been presented at MoMA PS1, Queens, USA (2019); Performance Space, New York, USA (2018); Tramway, Glasgow, UK (2018); Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA (2018); Artists Space, New York, USA (2017); Queens Museum, Queens, USA (2017); BHQFU, New York, USA (2015, 2013); Oberlin College, Oberlin, USA (2015); Bitcoin Center, New York, USA (2015); Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (2015); REDCAT, Los Angeles,USA (2015) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2014); Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, USA (2013); and Control Room, Los Angeles, USA (2013).
About the Curators
Laura Serejo Genes & Kiyoto Koseki work together as a curatorial partnership based in New York. They produce exhibitions and programs for specific sites, building upon existing systems to draw new social, material, and historical connections. Laura and Kiyoto each participated in SOMA Summer and the Newburgh Community Land Bank Artist-In-Vacancy initiative where they developed public programs in collaboration with local organizations and businesses. Past projects have been presented outside of art institutions and in venues including Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh; American Medium, New York; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge; Time Farm Gallery, Cambridge; Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City; Bienal de las Fronteras, Instituto Tamaulipeco, Tamaulipas; Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisbon; CAC, Torres Vedras; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels; NSK State-in-Time Pavillion, Venice; and Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo.