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Imperial Nail Salon (my parents’ living room)

Sat, Aug 17, 2013


Dzine (Carlos Rolon)
Get Nailed at the New Museum, 2011

Public intervention and performance
The New Museum, New York
Photo: Chris Mosier, courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Paul Kasmin, New York

Imperial Nail Salon (my parents’ living room) (2011–13) is an installation and interactive performance by Chicago-based artist Dzine. In homage to his mother’s nail salon business, which she ran in their family home, Dzine has recreated his childhood living room in one of the galleries at MCA Chicago. On two Saturdays a month during the exhibition Homebodies (Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013), two gifted nail artists will work in Dzine’s installation, creating customized nail designs for visitors with appointments.