Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vernissages NYC | Art Can Heal: Alex Melamid "Art Healing Ministry"

Can art heal?

The answer is yes. From my personal experience creativity has always been a survival means.
But conceptual artist (and friend) Alexander Melamid, has gone much further, by creating, presenting and marketing art as healing tool, actually religion. Alex launched tonight his new project, the "Art Healing Ministry" in a Soho storefront.
Melamid states that "art can heal" and has set up an Art Clinic installation to perform healing treatments utilizing representations of Modern and Old Master Art masterpieces, from ancient Roman art, Botticelli and Raffaello Sanzio to Van Gogh, Lichtenstein and Kiefer.
The Clinic offers different type of treatments including "Art Evaluation and Immersion," with "Art Rejuvenation and Maintenance."
Initial Clinic consultation are FREE and by appointment.

Art Healing Ministry's Clinic
98 Thompson Street
tel. (212).334.0403