Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi's third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents "Schmart World," a series of programming that celebrates and examines the rough and incandescent world of radical collective making.
For the fourth program of the "Schmart World" series, Whitney Kimball presents artist talks from Jeanine Oleson and Jaimie Warren, two contemporary performance powerhouses who orchestrate large-scale collective spectacles in galleries, museums, opera houses, and performance festivals.
Jeanine Oleson recently staged Rocky Horror Opera Show during her New Museum residency. The show included live opera performers before a crowd of hardcore opera fans. Audience members were encouraged to applaud, throw roses, and sing along to their favorite parts. Imagine Bizet's "Toreador" with hoots and whistles from rows of people in 18th century outfits. Oleson is an award-winning photographer, performance/video artist, and educator.
Jaime Warren created and produces the live, traveling variety show Whoop Dee Doo, featuring unlikely collaborations of local talent—drag queens with clogging troupes; high school students and Peruvian folkloric dancers; American Indian drummers with local scientists; and so forth. Whoop Dee Doo has presented work for venues as diverse as New York's Deitch Projects to underground art spaces. Warren also creates photo portraits and murals, inspired by scenes from art history, pop culture, and the Internet. She is represented by The Hole Gallery in New York, and her work appears often in VICE. As of 2014, Warren also began producing, directing, and starring in her own mini-series, BALF, for VICE.
Jeanine Oleson will deliver her talk at 8 p.m. Jaimie Warren will deliver her talk at 9 p.m. For more information, please visit the Vox Populi website.
The AUX Curatorial Fellowships have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.