THE KIM KARDASHIAN PARTY - NEW WORK BY XVALA IN LOS ANGELES
During the #FearGoogle campaign, artist XVALA caused controversy when he explored the public’s obsession with voyeurism by taking leaked nudes of ScarJo and wheatpasted them around town, spreading them everywhere in the real world the same way they had done on the internet. For a year he has been working on a bigger project, one where he dug through celebrities’ garbage, stealing items to turn into ready-made commentaries on public obsession.
As this project picked up steam, Forbes Magazine reported that he had been taking items from the residences of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, and had gone so far as to turn one of Zuckerberg’s coat hangers into a nearly indestructible phallic sculpture.
His year of work has culminated in an art exhibition that is being dubbed The Kim Kardashian Party, and features polaroids and stolen mobile images of the beauty queen outfitted with glory holes as a comment on the voyeurism that envelops his work. The artist also hijacked a deflated basketball from the celeb’s trash can, turning it into a series of resin models with glory holes intact.
The show opens tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, at 8pm in Downtown LA, and they have green beer for your pre-pub crawl pre-party. Details below. Come say hi if you come through and take a picture with the ASCK crew!
The Kim Kardashian Party (fb event)
1460 Naud St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
March 17th, 2012 8-11PM