Extended through August 9, 2013
Fridays from 8:00-9:30 PM
Free; Reservation required at Smarttix.com
Artist Reception & Talkback
Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:30 PM
New York, NY - On May 17, 2013, at 9:30 PM an artist reception and talkback will be held for Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict, a performative exhibition by Michelangelo Alasa', presented by Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC). As Artistic Director of DMAC, Michelangelo Alasa' has brought numerous artists from across genres to incubate and present innovative works at the historic Duo Theater. Now, Alasa' shares his personal journey through Confessions, a snapshot of his queer coming-of-age experience during the 1960s.
Autobiographical and cathartic in nature, Confessions uses a collage of personal images, domestic objects, mixed-media, illusionary projections, and narrative storytelling to explore Alasa's sexual and physical abuse during childhood.
"The piece is about redemption, healing and about moving on. I am astounded at the number of men who, on a daily basis, reach out to me to tell their own stories of sexual abuse. My belief is that abuse, whether it is sexual, physical, or emotional, is rampant in our society," says Alasa' in an interview with NYC Art Scene.
Confessions is framed within the context of the historic Duo Theater, formerly used as a porn screening room by Andy Warhol, another player in Alasa's story. "In 1969, I went to 62 East 4th Street and saw Andy Warhol's Boys To Adore Galore series of gay porn film screenings. It is amazing to me that 40 years later a company that I run, DMAC, is co-owner of the very building where I first met Andy [...] I have plans to next explore the pre-Aids NYC and the golden age of unprotected free-for-all world," says Alasa'.
Confessions has been extended through August 9, 2013. Read more on NYC Art Scene [http://nycartscene.info/post/50351104849/michelangelo-alasa-s-confessions-of-a-cuban-sex-addict].