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Nicolas Dumit Estevez

The Last Supper
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.

at U.S Custom House, One Bowling Green
(enter at National Museum of the American Indian)

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.

National Museum of the American Indian
The George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
T: 212-514-3700

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