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Alex Tatarsky Visiting Artist Lecture

February 5, 2024 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Free
Alex Tatarsky stands in between two red curtains which are hiding her arms. Her face is covered in white paint. Rubber chickens hang upside down from the top of the curtain.


Grace Street Theater
934 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA, 23284
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The Department of Sculpture + Extended Media presents a visiting artist lecture and performance by Alex Tatarsky on Monday, February 5 at 3:30 P.M. at the Grace Street Theater (934 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220).



Called “a hilarious, finely tuned absurdist” (Theatre Jones), Alex Tatarsky makes performances in the uncomfortable in-between zone of comedy, dance, theater, performance art, and deluded rant–sometimes with songs. Tatarsky experienced fleeting fame as Andy Kaufman’s daughter and used to perform as a mound of dirt. Playing with perceptions of language and narrative structure, their live performances embrace the clown as an antidote to despair and one who keeps trying despite repeated failure. Original solo performances have been presented at venues including La Mama, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Judson Church, FringeArts, Abrons Arts Center and many bars and basements. As curatorial fellow at the Poetry Project, they organized a series on the poetics of rot. Along with collaborator Ming Lin, they are one half of roving poetic research unit Shanzhai Lyric and its fictional office Canal Street Research Association.


Photograph by Thatcher Keats