This Saturday at Spalding House, Orvis Artist in Residence Robert Reed performs an opening ceremony for his project Unnecessay Seduction, an exploration of the tourism industry’s false promotions of naturally beautiful paradises on earth. His second artist in residency at the museum, Reed’s performance references the pop art invasions of the Château de Versailles featuring Jeff Koons in 2008 and Takashi Murakami in 2010.

“Leigh Bowery said that humiliation is a powerful thing,” said Reed at a recent performance, “and my performance isn’t successful unless I am uncomfortable.” Take part in Reed’s playful inflatable world and play the croquet game and walk through the air-mattress maze that all make up the installation.



Spalding House

2411 Makiki Heights Drive

1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

For Reed’s blogpost about his project, click HERE.

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