Rubbings for $20; Bootlegs for $100
A participatory exhibition, performance, and speech act celebrating the knock-off, the simulacra, and that which is pirated many times over.
Artists and Bootleggers: Aisha Abuova, Sarula Bao, D. Graham Burnett, e-team, Caroline Garcia, Lauren Kelley, Alix Lambert, Steve Lambert, LoVid, Kristin Lucas, Lauren McCarthy, Sawako Nakayasu, Marisa Olson, Stefen Reed aka Mr. Ayobe, Mariah Robertson, Kenya (Robinson), Alex Schweder and Sina Basila, Yara Travieso, Penelope Umbrico, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas
Curated by Marisa Jahn + Amy Rosenblum Martín
For $20, visitors will be invited to purchase a sheet of vellum (tracing paper) and trace a set of curated original drawings. By tracing the drawing — or multiple drawings at once — participants will be able to feel the hand of the artist, heightening their appreciation of the work’s draughtsmanship; the flesh of the paper and vellum pressed close
For $100, visitors can place an “order” for a bootleg. For example, “I’d like a bootleg of the sculpture by [so and so] in booth #18.” A team of specially curated artists will “interpret” that work of art, translating it into a performance, an abstract painting, or a poem — no holds barred bootlegging. The only rule is that the bootleg cannot be rendered in the same medium as the original.
Images by Samuel Morgan photography