NADA Presents: Escape-ism
March 8, 6:30pm
Presented with Merge Records.
Escape-ism is the first “solo” project by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.
NADA Presents is a series of conversations, performances, and events during NADA New York showcasing unique voices in contemporary art and culture. Join us as they share the stage in an eclectic line-up of public programs.
NADA Presents is made possible with major support by Aspen Insurance, the insurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, which is a leading global (re)insurance company that offers coverage from 11 countries around the world.
NADA New York
March 8–11, 2018
Skylight Clarkson Sq