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Taraka Larson NOW AGE Lecture

  • Comet Ping Pong 5037 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

$12 - Doors 9:00pm

Taraka Larson graduated School of the Museum of Fine Arts back in 2009 and has since traveled the world making multimedia art and music, showing at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and MoMA PS1, to name a few. She has been actively exploring the bridge between conceptual art, pop music, and utopia for the past eight years under the moniker, Prince Rama. You can read more about it here, as well as look at some past examples of installation work.

XTREME NOW is the latest bold new manifesto by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama's self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring act of performance art. Premiering at the NY Art Book fair, it was written as a metaphysical treatise to accompany Prince Rama's latest album, examining the phenomenon of extreme sports through the macro lens of history as well as prophesying a future of "speed art" that fuses extreme sports, time travel and the sublime. Part critical analysis, part science fiction, and part metaphysics, Xtreme Now outlines a future where energy drinks sponsor art museums and beauty is rated by speed, all the while seducing the attention back to a dizzying state of eternal presence— "A Now Age Book of the Dead".