Tonight at 6:30pm, Trenton Doyle Hancock will resurrect his 1998 performance “Off-Colored” in a new context. Hancock will bring to life the mythical creature called the Mound. He is fed huge bowls of Jell-O and, in between feedings, sings a spiritual hymn taught to him as a child by his grandmother. The singing references Hancock’s religious upbringing but also reaffirms his connection to his relatives and loved ones who are no longer living. By bringing these hymns into the museum space, Hancock draws a connection between his religious past and his present relationship as an artist to the museum.
The event will take place at NYU Grey Art Gallery. Tickets required: http://bit.ly/HCHDfN
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Image: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Devotion, 2013
Photo: Max Fields