Mark Gonzales Curates New Adidas Showcase X in NYC, Recreates famed 1998 performance art skate piece
As adidas Skateboarding continues it's Showcase X series around the country, the brand tapped its own famed artist/skater Mark Gonzales as the curator of a new group show at NYC's Milk Studios this past week as Das Days New York came to a close. Not only did Gonzales curate the show, he did two performances of his famed 1998 performance art collaboration with German artist Johannes Wohnseifer, which at the time was directed by Cheryl Dunn and held at the Städtisches Museum in Abteiberg, Germany. At the time, the work was a seminal work of skate and fine art, described as "placing street culture directly into high-art." Below, you can see a rough clip of the original performance.
As for Gonzales' curation, the show featured works by emerging artists as well as some NYC stalwarts, including Erik Foss, Earsnot IRAK, Dave FTL, Porous Walker, Cole Mohr, Chris Shonting, Remy Lagrange, Taylor McKimens, and Jennay Say Qua. The Showcase X will be on view at Milk Studios through July 29th.
All photos by Jon Edwards