Artist Gives Away her Belongings at Bushwick Exhibit in Preparation for Death

Earlier this year Lisa Levy protested “bullshit trendy art dialogue” by sitting naked on a toilet for several hours, staring across to visitors sitting on the toilet in front of her (much like Marina Abramović’s “The Artist is Present”).

Now, the 60 year old artist is preparing for her eventual death (which is likely no time soon since Levy fully expects to make it into her 80’s) by giving away her possessions. The exhibition Please Help Look After My Stuff When I am Dead” will take place at the Art During the Occupation Gallery in Bushwick.

Levy created the exhibit in an “attempt to reassure you people that aging and getting closer to death is not as frightening and depressing as you might have been told.”

“I have curated my most prized possessions and numbered them. I am inviting you to choose one or more so I can leave it to you and feel better about my impending death.”

She will collect your info so you can have the item once she’s gone, but you’ll have to also tell her what your connection to the item was so she can give her prized possessions the proper home they deserve.

The exhibit will run until November 26. 

Featured image source: Facebook / Art During the Occupation Gallery

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