DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present a series of performances by IRVIN MORAZAN. MORAZAN creates characters that perform absurd sacrifices while wearing fantastical sculptural headdresses. He intertwines pre-Columbian mythologies with gluttonous rituals and ceremonies involving food. MORAZAN merges ancient tribal traditions with urban street aesthetics to invent personas that blur the boundaries of culture and stereotypes. The value of history and theory and their relation to contemporary art is central to his process.

MORAZAN’s upcoming performances at DCKT Contemporary include:

Introducing Masterblaster : Thursday, November 4, 6-8pm
A sound battle between Ghettoblaster & Masterblaster that starts in the gallery and ends in the street.

Orgasmic/Delicious : Sunday, November 14, 3:30pm
Bewitching sounds nourish a force-fed ritual.

The Pizza Race : Sunday, November 21, 3:30pm
“El Coyote” and “Plastic Shaman” will get down and dirty on this pizza race through the Lower East Side.

MORAZAN lives and works in New York, NY. He received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in 2003. MORAZAN attended the Skowhegan Residency in 2009 and is a recipient of a Mapplethorpe Award. Recent performances and group exhibitions include Art in Odd Places 2010, Jersey City Museum (NJ), Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (NM), Museum of the Caribbean (Baranquilla, Colombia), Marte Museum (El Salvador), Bronx River Arts Center (NY) and Exit Art (NY).

The exhibition will be on view at DCKT Contemporary, 195 Bowery (at Spring Street).
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; Saturday, noon – 6pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm.

For further information, please contact Dennis Christie or Ken Tyburski at the gallery.

Irvin Morazan

Performances
November 4 - November 21, 2010
Opens November 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Works

El Coyote

Irvin Morazan, El Coyote, 2009


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