WWD Las Vegas Preview: Arty Party
By Rebecca Dancer
Upping the level of culture on the Strip is the Cosmopolitan’s P3 Studio, an intimate venue on the hotel’s third floor showcasing contemporary art installations. Foregoing the traditional formality of a museum, guests at P3 Studio can watch artists at work or participate in interactive exhibitions, making art more approachable and designed to attract a new audience.
For 2015, P3 Studio has partnered with New York’s Art Production Fund on an artist-in-residence program, offering a rotating lineup of local and international artists and shows. This year’s roster began Jan. 7 with Lia Chavez’s immersive meditation nightclub experience, titled “The Octave of Visible Light.”
From Feb. 11 to March 8, New York-based artist David Colman will show his interactive “Santa Confessional” piece, which made its debut at Art Basel Miami. For the installation, guests enter a two-person confessional booth one at a time to chat with the artist, who is dressed as Santa, while onlookers eavesdrop.
A total of 14 artists will rotate through P3 Studio in 2015.