The New Arts Foundation presents Air Conditioning, a group art exhibition, performance, and screening series coming to West Hollywood’s historic Great Hall in Plummer Park. Tickets are on sale for the show taking place on Saturday, October 14, from 5pm – 9pm, ith additional programming on Friday and Sunday.
Air Conditioning is New Arts’ most ambitious presentation to date, featuring work from over twenty- five artists from seven countries spread over three days. Curator Greg Jenkins, whose boundary-bending work has drawn comparisons to ART CLUB2000 and Bernadette Corporation, brings a show that links makers who mesh fantasy with the everyday.
The Saturday, October 14 program will feature performances by Siena Foster-Soltis – whose Contrition Pageant recently sold out the Elysian – and Punitive Worm, a performance project directed by Nikki Ochoa that showed earlier this year at 2220 Arts + Archives. Additionally, Air Conditioning contains large-scale sculpture, painting, and installation from artists including Ross Edward Doyle, ann haeyoung, Max Harper, Vanessa Holyoak & Antoine Chesnais, Christine Yerie Lee, Catherine Menard, Antonio Okun, Liz Quezada-Lee, malavika rao, and Yanbin Zhao.
New Arts commissioned six short films for Air Conditioning. The night before the opening there will be a screening of these never-before-seen films. That screening is programmed by Advik Beni – a 2022 Sundance Ignite Fellow – and includes work by Gavati, Manaka Nagai & Kaori Takahashi, abbi page, Rob Rice, Linx Fong Selby, and Seokyoung Yang. Music throughout the weekend will be programmed by Kevin Terrell. Click here to watch excerpts, and stop by Friday from 7-9p to see them in full.
The show is funded in part by an arts development grant from the City of West Hollywood, and 10% of ticket sales will be donated to The Trevor Project, a West Hollywood-based mental health organization for LGBTQ youth.
The New Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The arts project and persona is known for its controversial, boundary-pushing events that challenge art market institutions.
More information can be found at www.new-arts.us/aircon.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.new-arts.us/aircon-tickets.