The ArtList Christmas Carnival is a one night evening showcasing works, installations, and performances by Nobutaka Aozaki, The Bumby’s, Jen DeNike & Damien Echols, Sebastian Errazuriz, Robert Lazzarini (Grey Area), Arcangel Surfware, and Bazaar Teens.
The event took place at the historical Paul Rudolph townhouse in the Upper East Side, and focused around the concept of consumer culture during the holiday season. Each artist was invited to take over a different space in the house to develop on themes of commercialism, consumerism, and oversaturation. A carnival-like shopping mall, audience members were encouraged to bargain and buy products directly from the artists. It aimed to depict the “magic” of the season with its spirit and overpowering atmosphere, all whilst surfacing themes of self-reflection and the underlying false expectations of the season.