Pope.L on his Crawls

We revisit the introductory video from our Pope.L exhibition this past winter, in which the artist talks about his crawl street performances.
Jun 5, 2020
Museums have a lot of chutzpah but they should put more of that moxie out in the street instead of images on websites.
Pope.L, June 2020

In the late 1970s, Pope.L began a set of street performances—which he called crawls—using his body to pose questions about division and inequality on the streets and stages of New York City. Pope.L says, “The original vision for performing this work was always for groups to do it. This work celebrates what is happening in the streets today. Museums have a lot of chutzpah but they should put more of that moxie out in the street instead of images on websites.”

The exhibition member: Pope.L, 1978–2001 focused on a group of landmark performances that have defined the artist as a consummate agitator and humorist.