“Walk & Talk” is an intimate runway presentation of six projects from Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2023: DRESS festival curated by Gretchen Vitamvas. The selected artists will walk the runway and discuss their work. AiOP 2023: DRESS is the eighteenth edition of the iconic public visual and performance art festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan, October 13-15. The 35 participating artists’ projects explore the many facets of ‘dress’ with projects examining clothing production and colonialism, fast fashion and waste, transformation and gender identity (and intolerance), cultural identity, work and labor, censorship, the passage of time and its traces, beauty, disability, status, armor, joy and grief.
Vanessa Fairfax Woods presenting The F Word
Molly Jae Vaughan presenting Project 42
Reid Arowood presenting NeXXXa
Clare Charnley & Farah Naz Moon presenting Ever Given Neelkuthi Daniela Fabrizi presenting Garbagia
Juliet Johnson presenting Styling Sick
Also live-streaming on the Bureau’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/@bgsqd
Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. This event is free and open to all! But donations to support the Bureau’s work are welcome!
AiOP is an annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October. Active in New York City since 2005, founded and led by NYC artist Ed Woodham, AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas. Using 14th Street as a laboratory, this project continues AiOP’s work to locate cracks in public space policies and to inspire the popular imagination for new possibilities and engagement with civic space.