MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA + RASHAAD NEWSOME PRESENT:
KING OF ARMS ART BALL
MARCH 9, 2013, BALL - 9PM - MiDNIGHT, AFTER PARTY - MIDNIGHT ON
WESTWAY 75 CLARKSON ST (BETWEEN WEST ST & WASHINGTON ST)
HOSTED BY DASHAUN EVISU + DJ MIKE Q. ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL
COMMENTATORS KEVIN JZ PRODIGY + SNOOKIE MIZRAHI ON THE MIC.
IN COLLABORATION WITH LEGENDARY HOUSE OF MIZRAHI + MUGLER + GARÇON
AUDIO: FEMININE ULTRA BY DJ MIKE Q.
As part of Rashaad Newsome’s solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art June 21st, 2013 he is creating his own Mardi Gras Krew called the "King of Arms krew.” During opening weekend of the exhibition, Sunday, June 23, 2013 the "King of Arms krew.” will conduct a procession from an undisclosed location to the museum where Newsome will be crowned “King of Arms” as he advances to senior ranking officer of arms. In line with his most recent pursuits of heraldry this step marks the final move in a video trilogy that started in 2010 with his installation “Pursuivant,” followed by “Herald” in 2011. Pulling from the history of Mardi Gras culture as well as England's annual service of the Order of the Garter, the procession will act as a social sculpture that brings together the various creative communities that make New Orleans the inspired and festive city it has always been. Also in line with Mardi Gras culture during Armory 2013 weekend The “King of Arms Krew” in collaboration with the house of Mizrahi, Mugler and Garçons will host "The King of Arms Art Ball." With judges from the art world as well as the vogue world, the "Art Ball" will combine art history with traditional Vogue ball categories, which will surely be a feast for the eyes and ears. The evening will be hosted by Dashaun Evisu, DJ Mike Q. on the wheels of steel, Commentators Kevin Jz Prodigy and Snookie Mizrahi on the mic.
KING OF ARMS ART BALL CATAGORIES
Cindy Sherman effects
•Butch Queen /Fem Queen /Female Figure /Trans Men and Butches/Stud Realness. Create a character completely opposite of yourself and sell it. $200 cash prize
•Butch Queen /Fem Queen /Female Figure /Trans Men and Butches/Studs Runway – Judged on participants' ability to catwalk with an outfit inspired by the work of Rashaad Newsome. Give us urban Royalty and nobility. We want to see Emperors, Lords, Kings, Dukes, Princes, Marquises, Counts, Barons, Knights and of course QUEENS! $200 cash prize
•Butch Queen /Fem Queen /Female Figure /Trans Men and Butches/Studs Face. Show off your clean, perfect, smooth face. Only use the simplest and fewest elements (makeup, paint creams etc.) to create the MAXIMUM! effect. $200 cash prize
Bring it like Antonio Canova
•Butch Queen /Fem Queen /Female Figure /Trans Men and Butches/Studs. Give sex appeal in Grecian draped fabrics, fig leaves and gladiator sandals. Think Clash of the Titans…$200 cash prize
All black everything
•Fem Queen /Butch Queen /Butch Queen in Drag /Female Figure /Trans Men and Butches/Studs Best Dressed. Kazimir Malevich founded an art movement called Suprematism, that focused on basic geometric forms, such as circles, squares, lines, and rectangles, painted in a limited range of colors. The color for the evening is BLACK! $200 cash prize
Bill T. Jones Vs Merce Cunningham!
•Fem Queen /Butch Queen /Butch Queen in Drag /Female Figure Performance. Change the structure of Vogue.! Postmodern dance does not rely on linear elements nor should you. So recreate it boo! Use all five elements in your performance but also mix in other techniques to make your performance unique. $1,000 grand prize!!!!!!