Arbitrary Pleasures - Plaisirs Arbitraires

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30 PM
Artist talk, preview performance of Photon Ecstasy, and exhibition reception
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 PM Exhibition Tour with the artist Dan Rose
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 1st floor
7:30 World Premiere of Photon Ecstasy
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor
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http://photonecstasy.artisteordinaire.org/about/

l’Ao will perform a short excerpt of Photon Ecstasy to celebrate the opening of Dan Rose’s Arbitrary Pleasures (Plaisirs arbitraires) exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Rose conjures the controlled wildness of Raymond Roussel, Marcel Duchamp, Harry Mathews, Georges Perec, and the OuLiPo movement with the assured irreverence of an accomplished book artist. Drawing from the tradition of formal constraints—if not always arbitrary pleasures—his artist books flip advertising, anthropology, philosophy, architecture, and gender identity on their heads. Rose's visual narratives of such topics as the underarm, big science, sex, motherhood, large corporations, super-secret government projects, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's image take the viewer-reader on journeys into elegant absurdity

For more on Dan Rose's work, visit: http://danrose.space/
and http://steamrollerlabs.com/dan-rose/

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 Karjaka Studios     
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 Drawing: Dan Rose     
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 graphic: David Morneau