The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living (After Felix Gonzalez-Torres) by Emilio Rojas in collaboration with Paul Escriva
APRIL 1 | 2:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
A multimedia performance inspired by the Art AIDS America exhibition at Alphawood Gallery and the companion exhibition One day this kid will get larger at DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living is a mobile, interactive event that takes place at both art spaces with a procession in between. The project began and continues with the daily collection of pieces of candy from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rojas then uses these elements in public performances to initiate a dialogue around mourning, grief, celebration and the impact of loss in queer communities through the AIDS crisis.
2:30 to 4pm at DePaul Art Museum
4:15 to 5:30pm at Alphawood Gallery