UMOCA Invites You To “Good Blood”: An Evening of Performance Art and Family Activities

April 18, 2014 6:00-9:00 PM

Salt Lake City, UT
– The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) invites you to participate in the mid-exhibition event Good Blood based on artist Lygia Pape’s performance art piece from do it: the compendium:

Two people sit down in a chair in front of each other.

The two will be seated holding a cube of red ice (they should make the cube with red ink).

At a certain point the ice of one of them will have melted before the other. That person will be the good blood.  

Challenge museum visitors, friends, and spouses to this unique performance art contest to see if you are the good blood. UMOCA will provide red ice and robes.

Good Blood Program of Activities:

  • Participatory performance art based on Good Blood instructions by Lygia Pape
  • Special “Good Blood” concoction provided by Blue Star Juice
  • Children’s “Doodle” activities inspired by artist Uri Aran
  • Chili paste cooking performance and giveaways inspired by Rikrit Tiravanija
  • “Signature” activity based on instructions by Annette Messager

 do it: the compendium is available in the art shop for $35.


About do it

do it is a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying publication, do it : the compendium, were made possible, in part by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI’s International Forum and Board of Trustees.



About The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art 

Founded in 1931, the award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s purpose is to give Utah residents and visitors access to international, national, regional, and local art that is relevant to our time. UMOCA offers rotating exhibitions in four gallery spaces, youth and adult education, as well as community outreach, an Artist-in-Residence program, and a variety of public programs to cultivate awareness of concepts found in contemporary art. UMOCA is a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts.

UMOCA has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011, 2012, and 2013 as well as a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.