Salt Lake City, 20 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 3 August to 29 September, the UMOCA (Utah museum of contemporary art) will be hosting the “AS IT LAYS” exhibition of American artist Alex Israel.
Using his works as a stage, the Los Angeles-based artist creates some kind of show in which he interviews the fascinating important people of Hollywood. The work examines the weird behaviours and daily rituals regulating the life of those he interviews. Through a clumsy humour, his interviews destroy the mystique of Hollywood, engaging each participant in a humiliating self-performance.
UMOCA will display five hours of “AS IT LAYS”, including unforgettable interviews of Vidal Sassoon, Bret Easton Ellis, Marilyn Manson, and others. The opening of the exhibition will take place during the monthly “First Friday” series on 3 August from 8pm to 10pm.