December 1 - 25, 2017
Legendary performance art collective Non Grata returns to New York City to showcase their never-before-seen print exhibition, with members from Estonia, Turkey, and Puerto Rico in tow. Further, there will be live performances by sex magicians, He the Moon She the Sun; alternative sound savant, Yang Shufan; trickster circuit bender, Euu; and US Marine turned conceptual artist, Danny Gonzalez.
NON GRATA (Estonia) These multi-layered prints are representing the outcome of the Non Grata World Tours in Asia, America, and Europe during the years of 2010 – 2017! Non Grata, also known as Diverse Universe Performance Festival, is a nomadic performance troupe that unites Performance and Live artists from all-across the World. Founded by Anonymous Boh, the aim is to bring experiments, non-conformism and creativity back to the contemporary art. In every city where Non Grata performed, somebody from world wide underground stars left his visual mark on the performance documentations – in front of objective, wood cut, screen printing, concrete human resource, memory- or handprint – New Orleans, Beijing, Oklahoma, Texas, Paris, Black Rock City – Burning Man, Miami, Faroe Islands, Berlin, New York! The result is haunting and intoxicating imagery that plays with whimsical notions of human idiosyncrasy. Who do we worship and why? Is it intentional or arbitrary? In each print the viewer is transported into another dimension, ruled by a masked maniac in a lost paradise. The impeccable craftsmanship is borne from an elongated process of fastidious printing techniques that integrate designs from notable artists around the world. As with Non Grata’s live performances, do not expect to be comforted by this art. Even placed on a wall, you will continuously receive subliminal messages from the hidden symbols of the artwork that gradually reveal truth.
"Anonymous Boh, via non-stop world tours, performances, exhibitions, and publications, has created one of the most representative, significant, timely and transformative art movements in all of history. As Ring Master, Boh has become the Wild Bill Hickok, the P.T. Barnum, the Alfred Jarry, the Tristan Tzara, the Ezra Pound, the Orson Welles of our Era. We have entered The Apocalypse, The Storm. Boh, implementing all The Arts via NON GRATA'S Diverse Universe global performances, reveals to us not only where we presently stand in The Storm but he also conjures visions of our soon to be realized post-apocalyptic absurdly playfully tormented kaleidoscopic landscapes."
- Ron Whitehead, Outlaw Poet, Kentucky