Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andy Warhol, Warhol Cabaret, Kalup Linzy, Patti Smith
Met Museum Presents, the Metropolitan Museum's newly renamed and reconceived series of performances and talks, offers interpretations of and reflections on the Museum's collection, special exhibitions, and tradition through the work of some of today's most celebrated composers and performing artists.
In addition to talks by the Met's extraordinary curators, conservators, and educators, the wide-ranging 2012-13 season of performances features Warhol Today, events complementing the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years; Framing Beethoven, the string quartets performed by the Endellion Quartet and talks on the composer; The Sau Wing Lam Collection of Violins played by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra; jazz great Charles Lloyd, rock legend Patti Smith, Bill T. Jones, Fareed Zakaria, David Linley, and more. For tickets, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets.
Among the series offerings this fall are performances-free with Museum admission-by a prominent visual/performing artist and a live webcast of a singular concert by a rock icon:
Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:00 p.m. in the Petrie Court Café
Warhol Cabaret in the Petrie Court Café: Kalup Linzy's "Introducing Kaye"
In the lead-up to the opening of Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, the Met's Petrie Court Café will be transformed into "Warhol Cabaret," featuring Kalup Linzy. Linzy, whose video work appears in the Regarding Warhol exhibition, will perform original songs, as well as covers, against a video backdrop, introducing his new, emerging persona: The Artist Kaye. Linzy's sharp-witted, mercurial stage presence channels the creative sizzle and edginess of Warhol's multimodal portraiture.
This event is part of Warhol Today, a series of concerts, talks, and tours extending Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, an exhibition exploring Andy Warhol's dominating influence not only in the visual realm but also in performance, media, and pop culture. The exhibition is on view September 18-December 31, 2012.
In a multidisciplinary practice that includes videos, performances, and music, Kalup Linzy creates satirical narratives inspired by television soap operas, telenovelas, and Hollywood melodramas. Free with museum admission.