SculptureCenter presents THE BANQUET OF THE BEHEADED, 9/26
On the occasion of the current exhibition Nicola L.: Works, 1968 to the Present, SculptureCenter will present a staged reading of The Banquet of the Beheaded, a performance work by Nicola L. originally mounted at La Mama E.T.C. in New York in January 1999.
The Banquet of the Beheaded is a collection of monologues delivered at a dinner party for decapitated historical figures. At this meeting, twelve characters assemble to describe the circumstances of their iconic deaths, aiming to correct the historical record and reassess the relevance of their fates.
Nicola L. brings real and fictional characters of varying fame to her banquet table: Marie Antoinette; Anne Boleyn; Maximilien de Robespierre; Princess Misha'al bint Fahd; Holofernes; Goliath; Medusa; John the Baptist; Eugen Weidmann; Henri Désiré Landru; Charlotte Corday; and Jayne Mansfield.
The SculptureCenter presentation will be read by Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Kyle Dancewicz, Brian Droitcour, Moriah Evans, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Ruba Katrib, Baseera Khan, Kayode Ojo, Jessi Reaves, Silas Riener, Aki Sasamoto, Jamie Stevens, and C. Spencer Yeh.
Nicola L.: Works, 1968 to the PresentSince the 1960s, Nicola L. has occupied a unique position through her interdisciplinary practice. She creates works that are thematically connected but take on many different forms and formats, from performance to film to domestic objects. Her exhibition at SculptureCenter, on view September 18 - December 18, is the artist's first institutional survey, including works from her wide-reaching oeuvre, showing her "functional art" alongside her paintings and collages, as well as video.
Event Details Date: September 26, 2017Time: 6:30-8:30pm, reception and after-hours exhibition viewing follows the readingLocation: SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY 11101RSVP: This program is free, but seats are limited and advance registration is required.