apexart :: Stuart Ringholt Naturist Day


Naturist Day

In conjunction with the exhibition <laughter>
organized by Kari Cwynar.

Saturday, May 25: 12-5 pm

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.

Free with RSVP

Stuart Ringholt, Naturist Day, 2013, apexart New York

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.

apexart will be closed to the public on this day to create a space in which to relax and participate comfortably. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please and take time to experience the exhibition in between workshops.

Stuart Ringholt was born in 1971 in Perth and lives in Melbourne. He works across a range of media including video, sculpture, and participatory workshops. Recent solo exhibitions include New Works, Milani Gallery (2012), Starring William Shatner As Curator, TCB Melbourne (2011) and Video Works, Club Laundromat, New York (2009). Ringholt has participated in group shows including dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012), Singapore Bienniale (2011) and the Sydney Biennale (2008). He is the author of Hashish Psychosis: What it's Like to be Mentally Ill and Recover (2006).

Please join us.
apexart events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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