New York Gallery, 26 June - 1 July 2015




Night 1 - Friday, June 26th, at 7pm.

Night 2 - Wednesday, July 1st, at 7pm.

*RSVP requested:


Luxembourg & Dayan is pleased to host a two-night performance by Aki Sasamoto.


Performed on the evenings of June 26th and July 1stSkewed Lies / Parallel Stare will unfold throughout the gallery's townhouse, switching in and out of such familiar formats as lecture, comedy, confession, and formal theater. Sasamoto manipulates prosaic real life experiences - from receiving a wedding invitation from her brother via email, to her distaste of "morning granola eaters" - to create idiosyncratic narratives.


Conceived as an extension of Sasamoto's Skewed Lies, which debuted in 2010 as part of Greater New York at MoMA PS1, the performance at Luxembourg & Dayan will include a new collaboration with musician Matt Bauder and actress Jessica Weinstein.  


Skewed Lies / Parallel Stare is part of the Body/Building performance series taking place this summer at Luxembourg & Dayan, and organized by Tamar Margalit.


About the Artist

Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan) is an artist based in New York. Working in performance, dance, sculpture and theater, she has recently performed and exhibited in venues such as Frieze Projects, New York (2015), The Kitchen, New York (2014), JTT, New York (2014), Take Ninagawa, Tokyo (2012), the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2010), and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010). A commissioned performance at the High Line, New York, is forthcoming in July.


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