Houston Performance Artist Emmanuel Nuño Arambula in collaboration with artist Daniel Anguilu will use his body as canvas when he takes to the streets at Art Crawl to present the public with a new art piece. He will be in a Censored Box asking people if they would like to view the art questioning their opinion about the piece.
Emmanuel Nuno Arambula a Houston artist a member of Continuum Performance Art. A collection of Houston performance artists connected in the desire to help and encourage each other’s self discovery through performance, as well as a desire to give the gift of performative expression to others.
My cultural work is interdisciplinary, and includes performance, visual art, installation, music, parties, street theater, earth works, environmental intervention, new genre public art, and project art. I make both solo and collaborative performances that often address a political issue. My work is informed by spirituality; ceremony; critical race analysis; queer theory; the politics of the body. I am interested in creating cultural work that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building.
Daniel Anguilu started painting graffiti at an early age. Mostly using freight trains and walls as his canvases, his art is increasingly visible around his hometown of Houston, Texas. Anguilu has been invited and traveled to many cities in the US, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and Italy to paint graffiti and to participate in graffiti art exhibits. He has also visited Asia, Africa, and Central America to enrich his knowledge of pre- colonial art and the cultures in those regions. Anguilu’s style is deeply inspired by his Mexican heritage, and mostly manifests itself as large scale, aerosol murals. Anguilu strongly believes in freedom of expression and the need to use this expression to decorate public spaces.
Since 1992, the tradition of the artists “open studios” takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Visitors have the opportunity to pARTicipate in the live/work/show spaces of these neighborhood”urban pioneers”. The mission of the ARTCRAWL is to assist the public in understanding contemporary art by directly involving the visitors in a dialogue with local artists in the Artist Warehouse District of Downtown Houston.
Much love and compassion to all. Blessings to artist Daniel Anguilu for collaborating with me, Eduardo Herrera, Vladimir Orozco of Chimera Art Magazine & the guys of New Life Media for documentation. CONTRAPPOSTO. I dedicate this collaborative performance to Mexican artist Jorge Marin you can see his exhibition of nine bronze sculptures at Discovery Green. I am personally offend by all the people who are trying to get his sculptures removed from the park by calling them pornographic. CONTRAPPOSTO is a performance art piece that sparks dialogue around themes of nude art, pubic nudity, Art education. I personally believe true art education comes from when we pay attention to how our spirit resonates with the world around us not only consciously but subconsciously. Cultures around the world are empowered by Art it transcends space and time for us. We can’t allow institutions and religion to dictate what is art for the individual. That’s why most of it has been burned, censored, and hidden.
See the pictures…
Black and white Photo by: Sam Negrete
Photo by: Hilary Scullane