Art Parade: Art for Art's Sake
Giant floating heads? Whore cops? Inflatable marching wotsits? No, you didn't just eat the brown acid... but you may have stumbled upon Art Parade, taking place in New York City as I type this. The event is organized (but not monetized) by Deitch Projects (see link below), a collective based in SoHo specializing in installations from artists around the globe.
Say the folks at Disconap,
parade takes place at 4PM starting on Houston and follow West Broadway
and commencing on Grand Street. It's going to be eye-licious! Expect
the most decadent floats and performances!
Deitch Projects, Creative Time and Paper Magazine are pleased to announce the third annual Art Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday September 8, at 4PM. The route will begin on Houston and follow West Broadway, ending on Grand Street. Following the success of the past two Art Parades, artists, performers and designers are again being invited to create floats, placards, portable sculptures, kites, performances and street spectacles.
Think Village Halloween Parade, circa 1975, or the Mermaid Parade in ’86.
What you’ll see: people dressed in balloon outfits, walking inflatable doll heads, naked ladies on bicycles and a doughnut-dispensing golf cart.
See, the Art Parade has no theme, no related holiday - and no limits. “It’s a fun day done for the sake of art,” says Kim Hastreiter, co-editor and co-publisher of Paper magazine, one of the event’s organizers. “Nobody makes any money. It’s not commercial.”