AUGUST 4, 2018 @ 8:30 PM

Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F – Second Avenue J/M/F – Delancey Street


The Veridencies is a lecture in rhymed verse on the history of verdant corpses and the use of “verdaccio” color in paintings dealing with religious death, erotic abnegation, and mystic ascesis. This green may also be evidence of the lingering powers of serpent and earth wisdom breaking through the cracks in the Christian worldview.

Joe Milutis will be delivering this discussion-poem of paintings and other artworks of Duccio di Buoninsegna, Domenico Veneziano, Giambattista Tiepolo, El Greco, Melchior de la Mars, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ettore Tito, John Steuart Curry, Paul Delvaux, Remedios Varo, Andres Serrano, David Lynch and Isabella Rosellini (subject to change!). To be followed by poem-discussion, cocktails and celebration.

Joe Milutis
is a writer, media artist, and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Washington-Bothell. He is the author of Ether: The Nothing That Connects Everything (Minnesota).

Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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