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John Baldessari: Your Name in Lights

Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects and Sydney Festival


World Premiere


Everyone wants to see their name in lights, right?


Iconic American conceptual artist John Baldessari is looking for people, who want their name in lights, but just for 15 glittering seconds.


Your Name in Lights reflects the changing cult of celebrity in modern society and recalls Andy Warhol's prediction that in the future everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame. Drawing on imagery from Broadway theatre displays and Hollywood films, this ambitious new work will involve more than 100,000 participants.


Register your name and watch it appear in lights on the Australian Museum’s William Street façade.


Kaldor Public Art Projects last collaborated with Sydney Festival in 1995 to realise Jeff Koons’ giant Puppy sculpted in flowers outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, this new project by Baldessari, recipient of the Golden Lion Award forlifetime achievement at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will engage audiences in an entirely new way.

John Baldessari also appears in conversation at a free event as part of The Microscope series. 

Thanks to everyone who registered! 


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Date
January 8 at 9pm -
January 30 at midnight

Duration
24hrs

Venue
Australian Museum facade, Sydney
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