Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Wednesday April 2nd 2008, 6pm-10pm

Oliver Herring is the artist in residence at UMD's art department this semester. A prominent contemporary sculptor, photographer, and videographer, he has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the New Museum, and the Hirshhorn. And now he's throwing a party.

Part performance piece, part art rave, TASK is awesome chaos. What starts as a roomful of people, a boxful of random task instructions and an arena defined by cardboard and paper soon catapults into a madcap art party where anything goes. The methodology is simple: take a task from the box, write one down to replace it, complete your task. What those tasks are, you decide. Enjoy, but be warned—you just might wind up taped to the wall wearing a paper unibrow.

There will be music, free food and major fun to be had. Tell your friends, your grandma and the family dog that the scene’s at Ritchie this Wednesday—then show up (bearing props and mix CDs and anything your heart desires) with your beautiful selves, prepared to party.

Directions to Ritchie Coliseum:
If traveling South on Route 1 towards UMCP, go past the main entrance to the campus (which is Campus Drive) and then turn left at the very next light onto Rossborough Lane. After you turn left onto Rossborough Lane, Ritchie Coliseum will be the building immediately on your right. The main entrance to the "lobby" of Ritchie Coliseum is on the side facing Route 1.

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