Paweł Althamer Queen Mother of Reality Inauguration

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Just announced: Queen Mother of Reality on view at Socrates Sculpture Park May 11 – August 3, 2014

A barbeque meal to celebrate the initiation of Queen Mother of Reality, a monumental sculpture to be built over the duration of Performa 13 on the waterfront outside Biba in Williamsburg. Queen Mother of Reality is a reclining woman looking across the water to Manhattan built from local steel and discarded scraps by the artists and other volunteers, and is a companion sculpture to the Statue of Liberty. The sculpture defines a new spirit of New York - rather than welcoming immigrants from overseas for a new life, the Queen Mother watches over displaced people, and offers shelter. We invite you to a dinner and chance to participate in this ongoing project at Biba Performa, where there will be collective, creative activities such as drawing, sculpture-making, music, and free-flowing conversation, with Pawel Althamer and the collaborating artists: Noah Fischer, Roman Stańczak, Rafal Zwirek and Aaron Burr Society, and Paweł's sons Szymon and Bruno. 

Event is free, but numbers are limited. Please rsvp to 

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Date & Time
  • Sat. Nov 2, 2:00 pm
Help kick off Paweł Althamer's month-long performance project at Biba of Williamsburg.
  • Sat. Nov 2, 12:00 pm
Althamer builds connections between Williamsburg's many residents as all are invited to join in his conviviality and revelry at the Biba bar.