apexart (291 Church St., Manhattan)
Free with RSVP: RSVP@apexart.org
12:00-1:00 Artist’s Talk by Stuart Ringholt
1:30-2:30 Laughter Workshop #1, hosted by Stuart Ringholt
3:00-3:30 Curator’s Talk by Kari Cwynar
4:00-5:00 Laughter Workshop #2, hosted by Stuart Ringholt
Everyone is welcome to join for all or part of the afternoon; nudity, however, is required. A changing area will be provided. Adults only.
Australian artist Stuart Ringholt hosts a Naturist Day at apexart, featuring an artist talk, a curator’s talk, and two participatory Laughter Workshops throughout the afternoon. The workshops will be the first New York iteration in a series Ringholt initiated in Kassel, Germany in 2012. Interspersed with discussions of the artist’s practice and a curatorial tour of the exhibition, participants in the workshops will develop ways of generating and experiencing laughter together. The afternoon offers an opportunity to consider how laughter (a corporal language), and an exhibition of laughter, are experienced differently in the nude. Working around notions of fear and embarrassment, Ringholt frequently hosts Naturist Tours and emotion-based workshops as part of his artistic practice, including naked tours of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Anger Workshops at the Sydney Biennale, 2008; and dOCUMENTA(13), 2012.