The InspiredWordNYC open mic series and the Hauser & Wirth Manhattan art gallery present a poetry open mic on the occasion of the Djordje Ozbolt exhbition More paintings about poets and food (which is a play on the album title “More songs about buildings and food,” by the Talking Heads).
The open mic will have 25 slots, each with a maximum time limit of 4 minutes. Slots will be reserved for the first 25 poets who RSVP as Poets/Open Mic for the event.
Hosted by Poetry Teachers NYC founder/poet Megan DiBello.
When: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Where: Hauser & Wirth
32 East 69th Street
Doors open at 7pm, open mic begins at 7:30.
Please dress appropriately. RSVP REQUIRED to appear on the open mic and for entrance into the event.
There will be refreshments and a variety of hors d’oeuvres.
Hauser & Wirth is a contemporary art gallery with locations worldwide. ‘More paintings about poets and food’ is the gallery’s first New York exhibition devoted to the internationally admired London-based artist, Djordje Ozbolt. The exhibition includes new paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the artist, and is on view at Hauser & Wirth’s 69th Street location through 21 February 2015.
Ozbolt is influenced by poetry, and incorporates stream of consciousness and free association play into his practice, while addressing varied themes of pop culture, politics, fantasy, and self-exploration. The open mic night is a celebration and cross-pollination of art forms. Poets and spoken word artists will perform in the gallery space, surrounded by the surrealist, absurd, and humorous works of Djordje Ozbolt. Join us for an exciting evening of poetry, art, and conversation.
The Ozbolt exhbition runs from Jan. 14 to Feb. 21, 2015.
Open mic produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word