EXHBITIONS

Upcoming and past exhibitions by Austin Young

and Fallen Fruit (artist duo Austin Young and David Allen Burns)

Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14
Jun
21
to Nov 22

Fallen Fruit at Kunsthall 3.14

Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) art installation at Kunsthall 3.14

KUNSTHALL 3.14

Kunsthall 3.14 is a non-profit art institution centrally located in the heart of Bergen, Norway, almost exclusively working with international exhibitions and partnerships, with an emphasis on contemporary art beyond the western discourse.

3.14 is committed to knowledge production, presentation and interpretation of the work of innovative artists in all media, promoting creativity and artistic exploration.

 

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LOVE &/OR FEAR - Gender Fluid Street Portraits by Austin Young
Sep
7
to Oct 7

LOVE &/OR FEAR - Gender Fluid Street Portraits by Austin Young

The indoor/outdoor participatory event brings together 35+ artists, art collectives, and organizations to celebrate intersectional gender identities building community and launching a SEXUAL HARASSMENT FREE ZONE in partnership with Peace Over Violence.

LOVE &/OR FEAR is the second public art event in the Dis…Miss series compromised of audience engaging exchanges about gender using multi-media platforms. To View the website list of events:  click HERE.

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SUPERSHOW by  Fallen Fruit
Oct
3
to Feb 23

SUPERSHOW by Fallen Fruit

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 ABOUT SUPERSHOW: An exhibition by Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young.

SUPERSHOW Explores Fallen Fruit’s contemporary art practice, reflecting upon a broader,

controversial global environmental movement involving food production. As food is inextricably bound

to identity, small-scale self sufficient organic farming is becoming a means for cultural rediscovery,

invigorating the politics of both left and right and going far beyond community gardening.

Using the subject of fruit as a cultural object to investigate the design of public space and collective

experience, Fallen Fruit taps into urban agriculture, a growing global force highlighted recently in

London at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s“FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate,” an exhibition featuring

artwork by Fallen Fruit.

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Fallen Fruit Magazine at the V&A Museum, London
May
27
to Sep 9

Fallen Fruit Magazine at the V&A Museum, London

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The Imagination Station: May Half-Term 2019
Make a collaborative magazine with art collective Fallen Fruit using collage making and storytelling. Everyone is welcome.
Join us Austin Young and David Allen Burns, the art duo of FALLEN FRUIT for free making and performance activities this half-term, inspired by the exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
Monday, 27 – Friday, 31 May 2019
10.30 – 17.00
The John Madejski Garden at the V&A Museum in London
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Fallen Fruit at V&A Museum
May
18
to Sep 19

Fallen Fruit at V&A Museum

Austin Young and David Burns the artist duo of Fallen Fruit . at the V&A Museum: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/fallen-fruit-at-the-v-and-a

As part of the exhibition, Food Bigger Than the Plate, California-based artists Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young), make public art which explores the role of fruit in creating shared culture. By foraging depictions of fruit from the V&A's collection, they have created two unique installations for the exhibition 'FOOD: Bigger than the Plate', inviting us to experience the museum and its surroundings as fruitful places.

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Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
Mar
2
to Sep 8

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Premiering at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 140 garments made between 1973 and 2001, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, Austin Young to name a few, round out the show. 

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Fallen fruit alle Cattive
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Fallen fruit alle Cattive

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Fotografie, sfondi, oggetti di uso quotidiano e video che esplorano il nostro rapporto con la natura e le interazioni fra mondo vegetale e umano. Austin Young , fotografo e creatore di immagini, è co-fondatore di Fallen Fruit, collettivo di arte contemporanea che utilizza la frutta come materiale per progetti che indagano il reale. Dalle 19 Claudio Gulli condurrà il talk con l’artista e verranno proiettate le sue opere con il djset di Studio 4 di Stefania Pia

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Austin Young, Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up In Drag, Los Angeles Edition, 2016 and Brief History of Drag
Jun
1
to Jun 26

Austin Young, Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up In Drag, Los Angeles Edition, 2016 and Brief History of Drag

Austin Young, Portrait of Anyone Who Shows Up In Drag, Los Angeles Edition, 2016

A participatory artwork by Austin Young-

Calling all Drag Artists! YOU ARE INVITED!
Historic Group Photo of Los Angeles/WeHo Drag Artists by Austin Young

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Saturday, March 5, 7 p.m.
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

HISTORIC GROUP PHOTO OF DRAG ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES: We invite all drag artists of today and yesterday to come to the West Hollywood Library for a historic group photo. Special gifts will be presented to all participating drag artists. We invite LA-based drag performers and drag enthusiasts to join us, in drag, at 7 p.m. sharp for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the biggest, most fabulous photo ever of people in drag in Los Angeles. The resulting photo, to be taken by famed photographer Austin Young, will hang in the West Hollywood Library for the run of A Brief History of Drag in LA. All participants will receive two complimentary tickets to Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged on March 12 at Royce Hall (see below), plus a special goodie bag and a copy of the group photo by Austin Young. RSVP today to guarantee your spot in this historic photo.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG EXHIBITION:

This exhibit at the WeHo Arts library exhibition spaces is an overview of the history of drag in Los
Angeles County, and describes the importance of ‘drag queens’ and others in the early LGBTQ rights
movement. The exhibit consists of photographs drawn from both the ONE Archives and taken by
photographer Austin Young. Curated by Katie Poltz and Jessica Fowler of the LA LGBT Center and
David Attyah of Glendale Community College, the exhibition is a result of collaboration between the
City of West Hollywood, LA LGBT Center, and Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
Check website for exhibit days and hours.

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States + Google Map

Phone:

310.652.5340 

Website:

colapublib.org/libs/whollywood

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MAKEOVERS!  by Austin Young
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

MAKEOVERS! by Austin Young

MAKEOVERS!

MAKEOVERS!

BY AUSTIN YOUNG

SATURDAY MARCH 1ST, 3-10PM


SUNDAY MARCH 2ND, 2–6PM
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST, 7PM–11PM

Saturday March 1st, 3-10PM
Sunday March 2nd, 2–6PM

Reception: Saturday, March 1st, 7PM–11PM

The Good Luck Gallery presents Makeovers!, a photo studio performance by Austin Young, inspired by Glamorous Shots® and the Portrait Studios at Olan Mills and Sears. For two days, The Good Luck Gallery will become Young’s Portrait Studio and be available for public makeovers and portraits.

Purchase a photo package–Glamour Shot, Hollywood, Here I Come, and The Real Deal–and have Young and his talented hair, makeup, and styling team uncover and capture your glamorous self. The camera cannot lie.

This exhibition marks another rare and glamorous moment when Young will generously open his lens onto the public.



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YOUR FACE HERE
Jan
31
to Mar 5

YOUR FACE HERE

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YOUR FACE HERE- BY AUSTIN YOUNG
CURATED BY LENORA CLAIRE

YOU BECOME THE SUBJECT OF MY SOLO PORTRAIT EXHIBITION. YOUR FACE HERE WAS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY ARTIST AUSTIN YOUNG THAT CHALLENGED THE NORMATIVE CONDITIONS IN WHICH PORTRAITS ARE PRODUCED AND EXHIBITED. YOUNG IS A CELEBRATED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST, WHOSE WORKS BLURS THE LINES, AND TRANSCENDS THE DISTINCTIONS, BETWEEN FASHION, PORTRAITURE, AND GENDER. FOR THIS EXHIBITION YOUNG OPENED HIS LENS ONTO THE PUBLIC.

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Let Them Eat LACMA
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Let Them Eat LACMA

Fallen Fruit in collaboration with  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), presents Let Them Eat LACMA, a day-long event that explores art, food, culture, and politics on Sunday, November 7th, from noon to 8 pm. LACMA will teem with spectacular and subtle performances and installations that intervene in and activate the museum with surprising explorations into art and food. Let Them Eat LACMA is the culmination of the museum’s collaborative project with Fallen Fruit, EATLACMA, which investigates the social role of art and food and the rituals of eating. Since its launch in February, EATLACMA has included a series of interactive programming along with an exhibition and curated set of gardens on LACMA’s campus that will be on view at the event.

‘Let Them Eat LACMA’ Fallen Fruit, 2010

A tomato fight, a song and story cycle on the mystery of the knife, fork and spoon, an electronic melon drumming circle, Salome seducing her lover through the language of food, and a large Mandala of dinner plates ritually assembled and then dismantled by the public who take home each plate. a selection of food served to prisoners in California jails, chewing carolers, a watermelon eating contest, and belly listening sessions in which we hear digestion at its pinnacle. Jonathan Gold will read a text on Spam to accompany Ed Ruscha’s Actual Size, his painting of a can of Spam. Three Los Angeles muses (Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, and Phranc) will sing for their suppers.

Artists and collectives participating in Let Them Eat LACMA include Machine Project, Gina Badger, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Lauren Bon, Michelle Carr, Robert Crouch, Cloud Eye Control, DidierHess, Harry Dodge, Jeanne Dunning, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Liz Glynn, Jonathan Gold, Veronica Gonzalez, Sean Griffin, Dana Gingras, Liz Hansen, Micol Hebron, Anna Homler, The Infamous Boom Boom!, Dawn Kasper, Emily Katrincik, Killsonic, John Knuth, Kadet Kuhne, Ann Magnuson, My Barbarian, National Bitter Melon Council, Katie Newcom, Gina Osterlogh, Adam Overton, Sun-Yun Park, Phranc, Eva Posey, Miss Barbie-Q., Marco Rios, Roots of Compromise, Jennifer Rubell, Susan Simpson, Slanguage, Asa Sonjasddotter, Squeaky Blonde, Kim Stringfellow, Lisa Teasley, Stephen van Dyck, We Are The World, Michiko Yao, and Bari Ziperstein.

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ULTRA FABULOUS, BEYOND DRAG: A ‘TRANSPLOITATION’ FILM FEST
Nov
24
8:30 PM20:30

ULTRA FABULOUS, BEYOND DRAG: A ‘TRANSPLOITATION’ FILM FEST

ULTRA FABULOUS, BEYOND DRAG: A ‘TRANSPLOITATION’ FILM FEST - Part Deux

Some of L.A.‘s fiercest painted ladies will be appearing in person and on screen at the Ultra Fabulous, Beyond Drag event curated by Austin Young and Saskia Wilson-Brown.

International in scope, “Ultra Fabulous, Beyond Drag: Part Deux” is a a celebration of gender identification—featuring androgynes, the transgendered, drag queens and tranimals… Going way beyond the boas, glitter and whip-smart sass, it aims to showcase a new filmic genre ?



Dec. 2nd
ONE FAB NIGHT ONLY!

An evening hosted by Jer Ber Jones, featuring:
Mathu Anderson & Andrew Schneider with RuPaul
Willam Belli
Jer Ber Jones
Lawrence Elbert with Jackie Beat, Selene Luna and Nadya Ginsburg
Mike Karma
Kurt Koehler with Chico’s Angels
Clay Weiner
Calpernia Addams
Matther Snead with Taylor Mac
Zackary Drucker
Austin Young
Karis
Fredrik S. Hana
Scott Boswell with Peaches Christ
Peter Pizzi with Ben McCoy
And more…

Critical Panel: 'Gender Identity and Transploitation in Contemporary Media'
Featuring Zackary Drucker, Calpernia Addams , Buck Angel
Moderated by Jackie Beat
Tickets: $12.00
Come looking amazing

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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! portraits by Austin Young
Jul
14
9:30 PM21:30

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! portraits by Austin Young

A solo exhibition by Austin Young exploring drag and androgyny.

Austin Young is renowned for his idiosyncratic, insightful studies of well-known celebrities and performers. Some of his celebrity subjects include Debbie Harry, Margaret Cho, Amy Poehler, and Sandra Bernhard. His most recent work focuses attention on the world of androgynies, transsexuals and drag queens. Some of these personalities include Leigh Bowery, Jackie Beat, Squeaky Blonde, Jeffree Star, Varla Jean Merman, Dame Edna, Amanda Lepore, and Lypsinka. He has garnered favorable critical notice from media outlets such as Taschen, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Elegy, Photo Digitalis and Premonition. Young’s work has regularly appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, Surface, Flaunt, Vogue, Spin, Rolling Stone, and many others. 

In addition, his film work has obtained much recognition at film festivals around the world. This year his short film "Strange Fruit" was awarded "Best Experimental Short" at the Silver Lake Film Festival. In 2003, his film "The Stroke" won "Best Short of 2003" on ADD-TV. The feature length documentary, "Queen of the Boogie," about torch singer Hadda Brooks, will show at festivals later this year.

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