The art-break hotel

October 3, 2013
Holly Bass, seen in 2005, will present “Revival.” (Stan Pierson)
Holly Bass, seen in 2005, will present “Revival.” (Stan Pierson)

The best art stays with you. But what about art that you can stay with? For this weekend’s (e)merge art fair, organizers cherry-picked artists from D.C. and around the world and scattered their works throughout the Capitol Skyline Hotel — including the pool deck, guest rooms and parking garage. Here are three “art actions” not to miss:

REDRUM!
“Self Portrait as Jack Torrance” takes a page from “The Shining.” For hours on end, D.C.-based artist Andrew Wodzianski will obsessively type his artistic masterpiece: a novel with only the words “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” No axes allowed. (Various times during fair hours: Thu., 7-11 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.)

Can I Get a Witness?
For “Revival,” D.C.-based artist Holly Bass will use Southern black church traditions like collective singing, as well as artistic testimonies and poolside baptisms, to metaphorically celebrate the revival of D.C. as a vibrant cultural center. (Sat., 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Sun., 2:30-3:45 p.m.)

Read My Lips
Pose for local artist Linda Hesh while smooching the exhibitionist of your choice at the “Kissing Booth” surrounded by images of man-on-man and woman-on-woman PDAs. Then join an online conversation about same-sex affection. (Thu., 5-8 p.m.; Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 2-5 p.m.)

Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW; through Sunday, $15-$35 per day; emergeartfair.com. (Navy Yard)

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