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Kalup Linzy: Cue the Heartstrings

October 5, 2008

Kalup Linzy’s serial satires of soap operas and other high-drama forms of popular entertainment exalt and invert icons of gender, glamour and love. Linzy’s Creative Capital-supported project _Keys to Our Heart_ is a black and white video that turns its attention to 1930s–60s Hollywood to tell the story of a troubled couple and the misanthropic grande dame who takes interest in them—all dialogue voiced over by the artist. _Keys to Our Heart_ premieres as part of Prospect 1, New Orleans, the largest American biennial of contemporary international organized to date, held November 1, 2008 to January 18, 2009. Linzy and his fellow 2008 grantees met as a whole for the first time this July at the Creative Capital Retreat. In Linzy’s words, “The Creative Capital retreat extended my artistic community and provided information that is assisting me in expanding my artistic practice and audience. I have already begun working with participants I met there.” Back to Listing