How Warhol become one of the undead who haunts the ark market; and Brighton hosts Kate Bush ambush

Alice Jones' Arts Diary

Alice Jones
Thursday 02 May 2013 09:45
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Kate Bush in 1986
Kate Bush in 1986

Where does art go to die? Frieze New York, apparently.

Or at least that is what an installation by Andra Ursuta will suggest. The Romanian artist is planning to install an art cemetery outside the tents in Randall’s Island Park when the fair opens next weekend. The graveyard of marble tombstones will give visitors a chance to ponder the “afterlife” and “the fate that inevitably looms over some of the art” once the fair moves on. “The art world is like a global religious institution”, she explains. “It even has its own system for marking time through a ritualised succession of art fairs and biennials that provide, if not eternal life, at least a continuum of eternal returns… But the eternal return is also a function of the undead, who tirelessly haunt the living—like all those Andy Warhol dollar-sign prints that no one wants.” How will the New York art crowd take to that?

You won't see the park for the Bushes

Do you like Kate Bush? And interpretative dance? Then the Brighton Fringe needs you. On 25May, the Shambush theatre collective will stage a mass re-enactment of the star’s “Wuthering Heights” video in Stanmer Park. Participants in The Ultimate Kate Bush Experience are requested to turn up in red dresses and long wigs, ready to dance. “None of us are trained dancers. We’re trying to learn the routine at the moment”, George Sworder, co-director of Shambush tells me. “It’s quite long. People just move to her music in their own way. I don’t know of any other artist who inspires like that.” They are hoping 200-300 people will turn up, including, possibly, Bush herself. “We invited her but she hasn’t got back to us yet.”

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