Looking to burn in the new year? We’ve got a suggestion. And no, we’re not about to make a joke about marijuana (or herpes).
The American Wandering Club is recreating La Destrucción, an art happening that went down 44 years ago in Paris, when Argentine artist Marta Minujín destroyed all her work in a gigantic fire.
AWC is asking all available artists to bring (presumably their worst) work from 2007 to the Silo on December 31, where at the stroke of 4:44 p.m. the pile will be set aflame.
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And that’s just the beginning. Once the fire gets going, you can expect a performance by the Windham Brothers and further festivities from the Houston Art Car Klub. Featured artists include Betsy Askew, Paul Barces, Joey Bender, Adrian Brooks, Eli Brumbaugh, Brian Moss, Brian Rod, Shane Tolbert, Vanessa Voss and Houston Press contributor Sean Carroll. 4:44 p.m. Monday, December 31. 4601 Clinton Drive. For information, call 832-724-9464. – Keith Plocek