Credit: Photo by Scott Shaw
Release Date: June 17, 2016
The Wind Up Presents: Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag June 30
New York, NY – The Wind Up, the Jewish Museum’s popular after-hours series, presents Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag, a night of experimental comedic performance by host Dynasty Handbag and special guests Jaimie Warren and Morgan Bassichis, on Thursday, June 30 from 8pm to 11pm. The evening also include Dance-Y-Oke (attendees dancing along with music videos ranging from Single Ladies by Beyoncé to Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush); an open beer and wine bar; and the exhibitions Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History and Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, open for viewing throughout the evening.
Tickets for the June 30 Wind Up are $13 in advance; $18 day of event. For further information, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for this program can be purchased online at thejewishmuseum.org/thewindup. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.
Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag 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, Jibz has also acted with various avant-garde theater groups and in many comedic web series. She also works as a professor and lecturer of performance and comedy-related subjects at CalArts. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and developing a television series with Electric Dynamite.
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, The Netherlands), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Material Fair (Mexico City), The Hole (New York, NY), Getsumin (Osaka, JP), and Extrapool (Nijmegen,The Netherlands). Warren exhibits at New York City galleries such as The Hole, Higher Pictures, and American Medium. She is currently artist in residence at the Abrons Arts Center and a 2015 fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts; recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer; and a featured artist in ART21's documentary series New York Close Up.
Morgan Bassichis lives in New York City 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, the Whitney Museum of American Art, in the 2015 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1, and at multiple bar mitzvahs.
Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Barbara and Benjamin Zucker, the late William W. Hallo, the late Susanne Hallo Kalem, the late Ruth Hallo Landman, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman. Additional support is provided by Lorraine and Martin Beitler, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Genesis Philanthropy Group, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
About the Jewish Museum
Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intellectually engaging, educational, and provocative exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of over 30,000 works of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflecting global Jewish identity, and presents a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions. For general information, call 212.423.3200 or visit the Museum’s website at TheJewishMuseum.org.
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