flash light / shaun el c leonardo / contemporary arts museum houston

Shaun El C Leonardo
The Arena
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Viewed above: El Conquistador vs. The Invisible Man – Warsaw, Poland, 2006. Photo by Joanna Kinowska.

The Arena | 12/8/12
2PM & 4PM
Hosted by Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St. | Houston | TX 77004

This performance is a special event premiering The Arena, a new work by performance artist Shaun “El Conquistador” Leonardo, in conjunction with the CAMH exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. In The Arena, Leonardo and his opponent will enact a battle reminiscent of a Greco-Roman wrestling match, transposed against a dream-like stage where issues of male intimacy, hyper-masculine ideals and violence are reconsidered.


View CRUSHfanzine’s video of Shaun El C Leonardo here for our upcoming series DO NOT CRUSH