Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Art Parade 2008
In conjunction with PAPER magazine and Creative Time, Deitch Projects presents its fourth annual Art Parade, once again turning West Broadway into a carnival with manifold performers, artists, and floats. As always, chaos rules: expect wild inflatable creations by rogue street illustrator and Deitch artist Barry McGee, as well as a motley crew of cavemen, hot dogs, and astronauts courtesy of monster-maker Kenny Scharf. Even if you miss Yoko Ono's project involving 365 white balloons or the troupe of rainbow roller skaters, don't sleep on the performance by topless alien-rock outfit the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. Summer may be ending, but there's enough creative magic here to carry you through the darkening days.