Monday, April 2, 2012
Leor Grady alongside The Bumbys
P3 Studio at The Cosmopolitan "is committed to building a platform for art and culture as an integral part of the guest experience" and it was certainly a hub for conceptual art when we visited, with two projects running side-by-side.
Israeli-born artist Leor Grady, now based in New York, created "Untitled (Bedroom)" - an installation incorporating items integral to the hotel environment. Visitors were invited to give a one-word summary of the work which was then machine-embroidered onto a souvenir handkerchief and will eventually be incorporated into a follow-up text-based installation.
Next door were performance artists Gill and Jill Bumby, also incorporating text in their work by offering typewritten appraisals of visitors' appearances. Hiding their own identities, they make use of wit and charm to describe each visitor. Gill began my appraisal with: Photo of me being 'Bumbied' courtesy Matthew Couper.