Great Things Happening at OZ Art Fest

Modular Art Pods is thrilled to be a part of OZ Art Fest, the inaugural, weeklong, multi-disciplinary arts festival that will become a biennial event. In addition to MAPs (which you can learn about here), there are a number of installations and events. For example:

Vicariously Speaking by Addam Yekutieli (aka KNOW HOPE)

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Description from the OZ Arts project page:

Commissioned by OZ Arts for OZ Art Fest, this project incorporates Yekutieli’s correspondences with inmates in Nashville prisons into text-based works extracted from letters, placed on eight billboards throughout the city. By taking these phrases out of their original context and placing them in a new one, a newborn presence for the inmates takes place in public space and a dialogue within an interactive environment is created between two separate realities.

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The billboard works have been photographed by Yekutieli in the context of their new urban surroundings. These images will be paired in a diptych with the letter from which the featured text originated, and exhibited in the entrance hallway gallery at OZ Arts throughout the festival and the month following. 

Vicariously Speaking will be exhibited June 21st – August 31st.

Inside Out by French street artist JR

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You might know JR from his recent disappearing act. He hid the Louvre Pyramid in plain site by covering it with images of the background museum. Now the iconic street artists bring his global portrait project to Nashville.

Description from the OZ Arts project page:

In a truck traveling photo booth, people get the opportunity to share their portraits and, by extension, their stories. To date, more than 130 countries worldwide have participated, with a unique theme in each setting, transforming messages of personal identity into works of public art. The OZ Art Fest iteration of Inside Out, on the theme of “inclusion,” will visit three Nashville neighborhoods, on June 21, 22 and 23. The community will be invited to have their photographic portraits taken and instantly printed as giant posters. These posters will be combined to create a mural collage in that community, and participants can be emailed a file of their portrait. On June 24 and 25, the truck will park at OZ Arts, where new portraits will be taken, printed and combined with those reprinted from around the city in a massive mural mounted onto the roof and exterior of the building—a lasting portrait of Nashville.

INSIDE OUT TIMES & PRICING:
Tuesday | 10am – 4pm | Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike) | Free Admission
Wednesday | 10am-4pm | Location TBD | Free Admission
Thursday | 10am-4pm | Meharry Medical College (DR. D. B. Todd Blvd.) | Free Admission
Friday – Saturday | 11am – 9pm | $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

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OZ Art Fest will also feature live performances by Paul Birch and the WPA Ballclub and The Great Aspirations of Sun Conductor. Check the schedule below and get tickets for the paid events at the OZ Art Fest site.

OZ is located at 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir, Nashville, TN 37209.

June 21 – 25, 2016

Special Performances: Friday–Saturday | June 24–25, 2016 | 5 PM–Late

*Bring Blankets & Chairs for the Lawn!

Featured Food Trucks: Califarmia (Fri 5-9pm), Trailer Perk (Fri 5-9pm)New Hickory (Sat 12-3pm) and Four & Twenty Blackbirds (Sat 4-7pm)

Tuesday, June 21 – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike)

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Addam Yekutieli (aka Know Hope)

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Wednesday, June 22  – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out – Location TBD

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Tony Youngblood + select artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Thursday, June 23

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Meharry Medical College (DR. D. B. Todd Blvd.)

11:00 – 5:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Paul Burch, Brooke Waggoner & Eric Hillman

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  |  MAPs CLOSED

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  TNT feat. Tony Youngblood’s MAPs | $15

Friday, June 24 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Daren Strange & Lauren Walker

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub)

Saturday, June 25 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs, Vicariously Speaking, and Inside Out Project

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Inside Out Project Artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (The Great Aspirations of Sun Conductor)

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3 comments

  1. Heads up: on the MAPs link (to oz website), the time under “Cost” is incorrect. It reads free until 5pm (when it should read 8pm). Hope this helps!…

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    1. Thanks, Aubrey. When I wrote that, I meant “Tuesday & Wednesday (all day), Thursday until 5 p.m.: Free.” But I see how it can be confusing. I will fix.

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