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Jesus by the Lake
 

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  Re-Work (for Allan Kaprow, Marina Abramovic and Philip-Lorca di Corcia)
 

In collaboration with the Allan Kaprow-Art as Life retrospective being held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Industry of the Ordinary take Kaprow's original piece Work (1969), in which a hallway was repeatedly painted and repainted by professional contractors, and reinvent it. The action in the original Work was videotaped and transmitted live to three distinct viewing venues: art house theatres, pornographic theatres and mainstream theatres. For this Re-Work, Industry of the Ordinary hire two sex industry workers, one male and one female, to paint and repaint
a wall.

Click here to see more images from this project | Click here to see a movie of this project

Additional information about Kaprow-Art as Life show here

Additional photography by Max King Cap

Many thanks to Ciara Ennis

Thanks also to Valerie Velasquez, Chris Franklin, Rebecca Howard and David Brooks