Felix Bernstein: Bieber Bathos Elegy

New York-based artist, poet, and writer Felix Bernstein debuts a hybrid work of musical performance that transforms from poetry to cabaret drag to lonely web voyeurism to deconstructive criticism to opera.

Art Performance previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 15 January 2016 to Saturday 16 January 2016

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Illuminating issues of identity and persona, Bernstein ponders the concept of bathos—the failure to achieve pathos—rendering the “art of failure” into the art of perfection and positioning queerness as normality and subversion as expected. “Justin Bieber” visits the stage as a prophetic angel to critique Felix’s perverse rapture and queer museum hysteria, while artist Shelley Hirsch leads a gay youth chorus in a rendition of “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie. A special theater entryway will be decorated with the art of Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt.

Bieber Bathos Elegy is organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, as a co-commission with NYPAC, the New York Performing Arts Center, with residency support from Pioneer Works.

Event tickets are required ($10 adults, $8 students and seniors; free for members and children under 18).