In the debut of Guernica’s new interview series, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich visits the studio of Legacy Russell and gets the lowdown on Russell’s ongoing performance project Open Ceremony.

Studio Visit is Guernica’s new interview series where we talk with artists in their work spaces. In this debut video, artist and curator Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich visits Legacy Russell to hear about her ongoing performance project in New York City’s East Village called Open Ceremony.

legacyrussell-100.jpgLegacy Russell’s work reinterprets ritual in the modern age. Russell is curating a group exhibition this fall called American Idolatry which brings together installation and public programming to transform The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn into a house of worship. American Idolatry is on view from October 29 through November 6, 2011.

To see more of Russell’s work, visit this issue’s art feature, John Is No More.

To contact Guernica or Legacy Russell, please write here.

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