friday dec 11, 7:00 pm

AVATAR (A Visual Artist’s Temporary Actor Replacement) Agency edit info

Momenta Art
359 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Founded by visual artist, Adam Simon (Four Walls, Fine Art Adoption Network) and theatre director, Marianne Weems (the Builders Association), AVATAR will be making its first public presentation at Momenta Art on December 11 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will include representations of past precedents, theatrical renditions of sample situations and discussion with the audience.

AVATAR Agency offers the services of young, talented and socially adept actors as stand-ins (or “avatars”) for visual artists at the openings and art events that require you to make your best impression. The visual artists will hire the actors for a nominal fee, though it may also be possible to exchange services for artwork.

Most visual artists are comfortable spending time alone, occupied with solitary pursuits. It often comes as a shock when they realize that a large component of what is required to have an art career is going to events and meeting people, making a good impression, etc. In other words, being the kind of social animal artists are vocationally not suited to be. Most actors, on the other hand, thrive in any situation that requires them to perform socially but often have few opportunities to practice their craft. For the first time in the history of the contemporary art world, a solution is being offered to this paradox.
The event is free and all are invited to attend.



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