I was there one night when Owens preformed/interviewed/photographed people at Diet Gallery. He stood in front of a room filled with art enthusiasts asking questions and engaging the audience in art and life. Armed with his assistants, cameras, floodlights, and overall presence he proceeded to produce his current exhibition, Photographs with an Audience (Miami). It was quiet exhilarating to witness Owens group people by class, creed, and sexual orientation.
Clifford Owens Anthology is currently on view until March 12th at the MOMA PS1 in New York.
Images provided by Diet Gallery.