Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Join us for a night of experimental comedic performance by host Dynasty Handbag and special guests Jaimie Warren and Morgan Bassichis. Dance along to music videos during Dance-Y-Oke, get creative at a make-your-own t-shirt station, enjoy an open beer & wine bar, and explore the exhibitions Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History and Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, with extended gallery hours.
Read an interview with Jibz Cameron (aka Dynasty Handbag) on our blog.
About the Performers
Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has produced numerous video works and two albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag, she has also been seen acting in work by various avant-garde theater groups and in many comedic web series that remain unpopular. She also works as a professor and lecturer of performance and comedy related subjects at Cal-Arts, among others. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.
Jaimie Warren is a New York City-based photographer and performance artist, and co-creator of the community-engaged traveling collective Whoop Dee Doo. Warren has performed in venues including Showroom Mama (Rotterdam, NL), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Material Fair (Mexico City), The Hole (New York, NY), Getsumin (Osaka, JP), and Extrapool (Nijmegen, NL). Warren exhibits at New York City galleries the Hole, Higher Pictures and American Medium. She is a current artist in residence at the Abrons Arts Center and a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer, and she is a new, featured artist in ART21's documentary series New York Close Up.
Morgan Bassichis lives in New York and performs comedic stories that have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan). Morgan has performed at PARTICIPANT INC, Poetry Project, New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, in the 2015 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1, and at multiple Bar Mitzvahs.