In Performance: Devendra Banhart

  • Sat 14 December 2019
  • 6 pm

Join us for a rare solo performance by Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist Devendra Banhart, celebrating the first day of ‘Other Flowers’, his retail pop-up at Hauser & Wirth’s third annual Holiday Market. Tickets are $35. This event is sold out. Please visit the Eventbrite page for the waitlist. About Devendra Banhart In 2015, when Banhart published a book of drawing and photographs called I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, the New York Times declared, “Devendra Banhart is exactly the sort of person for whom the term ‘multihyphenate’ was coined…for the last 15 years or so, he has been steadily building, and occasionally exhibiting, a parallel body of work around drawings, paintings and, more recently, photography.” Banhart’s intricate, often whimsical drawings have always served as album covers; his most recent album Ma features, for the first time, one of his oil paintings on the cover. This spring, Banhart marked another milestone, releasing his first book of poetry, Weeping Gang, Bliss Void, Yab Yum, published by Featherproof Books. In addition, a book of his ink drawings entitled Vanishing Wave, created in response to his travels in Japan shortly after the Tohoku earthquake, was published in April by Anteism Books. An LP of various musicians’ rare and previously unheard demos that Banhart curated, Fragments du Monde Flottant, was released in March. Ma, a rumination on motherhood - and his motherland of Venezuela - finds Banhart at his most intimate and revealing, as he sings in English, Spanish, Portuguese and even a little Japanese. A sincere and cohesive work, it’s been universally acclaimed. About Other Flowers On the occasion of the third annual Holiday Market, Devendra Banhart transforms the Education Loft into ‘Other Flowers,’ a retail pop-up and celebration of his work in art, song, curation, and magic! The weekend-long boutique and venue will feature exclusive merch and live performances ranging from song and dance to pantomime and magic.