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Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Twelve artists/curators gather at one table with Nicol??s Dumit Est?©vez in a reflection of the relationship of art to ritual. This is the culminating event of For Art??ôs Sake, a series of pilgrimages conceived of, and undertaken by Est?©vez over the past three years. Evoking the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain where Catholic devotees travel to the reliquary of St. James the Apostle, Est?©vez??ôs secular twist has taken him on pilgrimages to museums in the New York metropolitan area, each time with a new penance ??ď on his knees, walking backwards, spreading the ???word of art???. The guests at the table bring their own audio-visual and performative double-take on these journeys. Participants include Nao Bustamante, Deborah Cullen, Olivia Georgia, Alanna Lockward, Yasmin Ramirez, Olivia Aldin standing in for Linda Montano, and others.

The Last Supper is part of the celebration of ten years of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council??ôs Workspace Residency and part of the Centennial Celebration of Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Est?©vez developed For Art??ôs Sake while in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2004 in collaboration with Franklin Furnace.

About the Artist
Nicol??s Dumit Est?©vez (b. Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist whose recurrent theme is the simultaneous convergence and clash of American and Latino culture. He has exhibited in New York at at P.S.1/Clocktower Gallery, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Queens Museum of Art.

Presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Nicolas Dumit Estevez,
The Last Supper

Showing at:
National Museum of the American Indian
Nov 15, 2007
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Collector's Room,
U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green
(enter at the National Museum of the American Indian)