NEW KALUP LINZY VIDEOS
See it here first...a brand new double dose of video and performance artist Kalup Linzy. The two videos are respectively for the tunes "Sampled and Leftova" and "Fuck U" Kalup continues his brilliance with help from special guest stars: Chloe Sevigny, Lisa Kebede, Humberto Petit and James "PJ" Ransone. If you pay close attention during the party scene you may catch a glimpse of a familiar artist/photographer and blogger you all know well.
The two videos were created for Proenza Schouler. On the Occasion of Pitti W_No 4. A Project of Fondazione Pitti Discovery Produced by Art Production Fund.
(yours truly with Kalup Linzy on the set of Fuck U
Kalup Linzy is an American video and performance artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and in 2005 received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 2007, he was named a Guggenheim fellow and in 2008 he received a Creative Capital Grant and a fellowship from the Jerome Foundation. Linzy's best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many of them in drag. Linzy also performs on stage using many of the same characters. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum. In 2007, New York Magazine named him one of the ten most promising artists. Rachel Wolf writes:
In “Conversations Wit de Churen,” Linzy is doing to daytime soaps what John Waters did to his Baltimore childhood. Part Richard Pryor, part RuPaul, Linzy writes, directs, and stars (wigged, heeled, and often scantily clad) in this series of shorts that are tender and vulgar, hilarious and heartfelt. “It’s a real homage to the comic geniuses within the African-American community,” says Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum in Harlem, where Linzy’s work was the sleeper hit of the 2005 show “Frequency.” With new YouTube video stars popping regularly, Linzy (who received a Guggenheim fellowship this year) has been pegged as a key figure in a new generation of “queer video artists.”
Linzy's work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
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