Links Du Lapin #19
This link combines my love of several things, art, subways, irreverence, and outlaw parties. Improv Everywhere is a group dedicated to causing “scenes of chaos and joy in public places”, and they decided to have a gallery opening in the 23rd street subway. Check it out.
An art collective I belonged to years ago, Blueprint, did something similar about 15 years ago, but instead of treating what was there as art we went down and hung our own. It took about a month of planning, measuring out and allocating billboard spaces to about 25 artists, who then had the rest of the month to make something according to size. Then on the appointed date we swarmed the station with a bucket of wheat paste and a makeshift bar. I can’t say any of the art hung was particularly good or groundbreaking, but we had a hell of a time. Considering the strict vandalism laws it was surprising only one person got arrested and they had to work really hard to get that to happen. I guess if you strip off all your clothes, wrap yourself in paper and paste and then roll around on the hood of a police car eventually they have to give in and arrest you.
-Toni “bunnie” Tiller