Nate Hill: Best Art Show of 2011

by Corinna Kirsch on March 11, 2011 · 1 comment Reviews

Nate Hill: Best Art Show of 2011
Venue: Variable locations

If you follow Nate Hill’s Twitter account, you will end up receiving updates about the whereabouts of his daily performances, like Punch Me Panda, where he dresses up as a furry, wide-eyed panda who asks people to hit him. Don’t worry, he won’t punch back; he just wants you to release your fury on an outlandish man-in-costume. The gallery-less exhibition takes place at a different locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn every day of March; however, Hill will sometimes make house calls for those urgent situations when you need to take out your frustrations on a panda at 9 AM. His other two dress-up personas are sometimes just as cute, disturbing, and awkward: Death Bear and an unnamed dolphin character that offers Free Bouncy Rides. I can’t say that I would enjoy sitting on a stranger’s lap, but millions of other people enjoy doing it around Christmastime with a big, fat stranger in a red suit. More than likely, Hill’s show won’t live up to its poncy title, but he’s better (and taller) than any other subway performer and more amusing than a lot of endurance-based performance art.

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Cecile March 15, 2011 at 4:34 am

I love nate hill.

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