WILLIAMSBURGH, BROOKLYN – On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 11th, the City Reliquary will present “Collectors’ Night” a celebration of unique, fanciful and eccentric collections, accompanied by the collectors themselves, with multi-media performances and presentations. Up to two-dozen collectors from all over the city will display their personal collections; everything from an archive of newsstand paperweights to art museum dust to odd coin purses to souvenirs bearing the collector’s name. You too can have your collection on display! Bring in your collection (anything goes) in a jar and display it at the bar! We will also have a Collector’s Cocktail available one night only!
The evening’s highlights, from 7-9pm, will include:
KELLY ANDERSON presenting the New York debut of her documentary “Never Enough.” Do we own our things or do they own us? “Never Enough” probes our relationship with the material world through three Americans’ relationships with their stuff, including: a woman who has 700 sweaters, a marine with 7,800 beanie baby dolls, and a Home Shopping Network addict whose purchases have made his apartment unlivable.
HARLEY SPILLER a.k.a. INSPECTOR COLLECTOR who will detail “On Newsstands Now,” an exploration of the material culture of newsstand paperweights. This distinctly New York presentation will carry much interest to anyone invested in advertising, business, graphic arts, history, industrial design, and journalism.
SEAN MILLER, Director of the John Erickson Museum of Art, (JEMA) www.jema.us, a location variable museum, will exhibit and discuss “Art Museum Dust Acquisitions: Points of Access and Departure” offering a rare behind-the-scenes look into the give-and-take world of art museum dust collecting.
LULU LOLO will host as the “City Reliquary NewsBoy,” proclaiming headlines of the mind boggling world of compulsive collectors. LuLu will also perform excerpts from her one-person play OBITS, portraying such eccentric collectors as Elizabeth Tashjian, founder of The Nut Museum, and Hugh Hicks, the prodigious collector of light bulbs. www.lululolo.com
The City Reliquary Museum’s Collectors’ Night
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 (Columbus Day)
361 Metropolitan Avenue (across the street from The City Reliquary Museum)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm.
Advance tickets on sale: http://www.bk.knittingfactory.com/
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