Devin Kenny presents "It's the new style!" or "No more aggregatekeepers", a new performance essay about the knot that exists between the often interchanged words: style and fashion. Using a combination of video, image, speech and sound, Kenny considers the various cultural logics that inform contemporary understandings of style: from written and spoken language, to modes of dress, to signature ways of doing and being.
"It's the new style!" or "No more aggregatekeepers" is presented in conjunction with with Wardrobe, an exhibition organized by Curatorial AIRspace Residents Laura Serejo Genes & Kiyoto Koseki.
5 Apr 5 April
Devin Kenny is an artist, writer, and musician, and a dPhil Candidate in Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Kenny relocated to New York City as a teenager. Kenny went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to attending the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Kenny has participated in residencies at the Rauschenberg Foundation, SOMA Mexico, Bemis Center, MFAH Core, Shandaken Projects, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Kenny has exhibited, performed, and lectured across the United States, and in galleries and institutions abroad. Select venues include MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Performance Space, REDCAT, Queens Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, and the IMT Gallery in London among others. On Instagram: @crashingwavy, Kenny (as Devin KKenny) has a first official release "NY Lottery/CBD Kratom", out now from PTP, a New York-based audio collective focused on sound art, noise, HipHop and more.
About the Curators
Laura Serejo Genes & Kiyoto Koseki work together as a curatorial partnership based in New York. They produce exhibitions and programs for specific sites, building upon existing systems to draw new social, material, and historical connections. Laura and Kiyoto each participated in SOMA Summer and the Newburgh Community Land Bank Artist-In-Vacancy initiative where they developed public programs in collaboration with local organizations and businesses. Past projects have been presented outside of art institutions and in venues including Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh; American Medium, New York; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge; Time Farm Gallery, Cambridge; Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, Mexico City; Bienal de las Fronteras, Instituto Tamaulipeco, Tamaulipas; Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisbon; CAC, Torres Vedras; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers; Etablissement d’en face, Brussels; NSK State-in-Time Pavillion, Venice; and Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo.