Art Young Artists 2019

Emily Allan Shifts Our Expectations for Performance

Emily Allan after a run through the sprinklers in Tompkins Square Park.
Emily Allan after a run through the sprinklers in Tompkins Square Park.

I always think the most exciting things happening in the New York art world right now have to do with performance, broadcasting and so on; there’s no better example than Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey’s homoerotic fan-fiction comedy Slash, which sold out a four-month run in a homemade theater at MX Gallery in Chinatown last fall, and took all the cool kids by storm. Was Allan surprised by the reaction? “Yeah. It was the craziest thing that’s ever happened to me.”

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