Wildly imaginative artist Hervé Tullet—known for his beloved children’s book Press Here—presents his first-ever exhibition in New York This Isn’t Trash, for the opening of the 2nd edition of Tilt Kids Festival. He will fill The Invisible Dog Art Center with hundreds of new pieces, some as tall as 8 feet, created at his studio in Harlem and onsite. Colorfully painted, torn, taped, creased and reassembled sheets of paper will be hung from the ceiling. Together, they will assemble into a layered, multi-dimensional forest of artworks. Visitors will meander through, encountering new viewpoints, windows, and surprise compositions.
Hervé Tullet is an artist and performer, as well as a renowned children’s book author, whose large-scale interactive workshops, involving up to 1000 people, take place in various libraries, schools, art centers, and museums around the world. A renowned artist of books, including Mix It Up, Let’s Play, and Press Here, Tullet is also celebrated for his large-scale art workshops for children and series of games by Phaidon. In September of 2017, Tullet will release OH! Un livre qui fait des sons. Tullet moved to New York City in October 2015. Since then, he has appeared at events, performances, and readings at such prestigious venues as the Guggenheim and MoMA. This Isn’t Trash will be his first exhibition of his work in New York.
Co-commissioned and produced by The Invisible Dog Art Center and Tilt Kids Festival.
March 4–April 22
The Main Gallery
51 Bergen St.
Saturday, March 4
4–6pm, Kids + Family
6–10pm, Opening Reception