One Version of Events is a solo performance about the strangeness of being alive in a body, especially our need to eat. Artist and performer Neil Goldberg uses his visual art — such as the photo series “The Gay Couples of Whole Foods” or the Audubon-style drawings “Wild Animals Eat My Family and Me” — as backdrops for personal stories and scientific speculations that examine our complicated relationships to being flesh and blood. Whether discussing the connections between internalized homophobia and aggressive hygiene or our shifting identification with predator and prey animals, Goldberg seeks to uncover the absurdity, mystery, and horror underlying everyday bodily experience.
Sunday, August 28 @ 7.00pm
$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors
Neil Goldberg has presented his work at The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of the City of New York, The Kitchen, Participant Inc, and El Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, among others. The New York Times described his work as “tender, moving and sad but also deeply funny,” and Time Out New York wrote “Goldberg has produced some of the most quietly intense and affecting art of his generation.” Goldberg has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, and the Harpo Foundation. He teaches at the Yale School of Art and Parsons. More information can be found at http://neilgoldberg.com/.