Nicolas Dumit Estévez’s Stored and appearances by Charles McGill as the Black Militant Golfer
Nicolas Dumit Estévez
Stored is a performance inspired by the relationship between art, commerce, and fashion that is part coat check, part store-front display. Visitors to the gallery will be encouraged to leave their outerwear with the artist in the Project Space in exchange for a coat check tag. The artist will then catalog the items left in his care, displaying them in the street-level space until their owners return and claim them, often unaware that their article has just participated in a performance piece.
The Black Militant Golfer is a persona developed by the artist in response to his observations of Black celebrity. McGill’s performances are a platform from which to address the tension among personal, cultural, and ethnic identity.