Michèle Lamy, photo credit: Danielle Levitt.
In collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair, Lamyland will respond to the history of marginalization of art brut artists through a series of performances.
About Michèle Lamy
Michèle Lamy (b. 1944, Jura, France) is an entrepreneur and producer, and collaborator, wife, and business partner to Rick Owens. Within Owenscorp, Lamy functions as an instigator and special projects director. She works closely with artisans in constructing furniture, as well as on Maison Objets (homeware) and HUNROD, in her collaboration with jewelry designer Loree Rodkin. In 2014, Lamy created 'LAMYLAND', an umbrella term for her own creative projects/endeavors. These include Bargel (September 2014, London), Bargenale (May 2015, Venice), Bargican (July 2015, The Barbican Centre, London) and What are We Fighting For? (January-March 2018, Selfridges, London). In 2017, Lamy formed the conceptual band, LAVASCAR, with the artist Nico Vascellari and her daughter Scarlett Rouge. Their first album, 'A Dream Deferred' was released as part of the Paris Red Bull Music Festival, September 2017. LAVASCAR have subsequently performed at the Pompidou in Paris (December 2017) and the Triennale Milan (March 2018). 'Garden of Memory', their second album was released by the Vinyl Factory, October 2018. In her own right, Michele recently performed as an opening act to CHRISTEENE (American drag Queen, performance artist, singer/songwriter) at the notorious German club Berghain in September 2018.
David Hoyle: OAF Guided Tour
Friday, October 19 at 6:00PM
Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM
In his own inimitable style, David Hoyle will lead guests through the fair acting as tour guide. An English performance artist, avant-garde cabaret artist, singer, actor, painter and film director, Hoyle's performances often attack dominant trends within the LGBTQ community, leading him to become a prominent figure on the London cabaret circuit. The Sunday tour will culminate with one of David's signature performance portraits.
Paul Kooiker Zine Creation
Sunday, October 21 at 12:00 PM
Known for his collections of enigmatic, 'bad' photographs reminiscent of vernacular photography, Kooiker will create a 200-page zine on-site at the fair incorporating 100 images, including photocopies of Lamy's body intertwined with photographs by the late self-taught Dutch photographer Gerard Fieret. The zine will exist as an edition of 10.