The Chinasty Foundation
The Chinasty Foundation is a parody of Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. The Chinasty Foundation features female exotic dancers whose stage names and costumes are inspired by the major male characters of Minimalism. Using the materials of the original artworks they reference, the dancers construct costumes that rupture Minimalist art’s relationship to the body. Sweaty, dancing bodies are pressed against cool, sharp metal or wrapped in itchy industrial felt strips. Questions of labor, materiality, and object fetish are all central to the performances. The Chinasty Foundation dancers including Donna Juggs, Carla Lingerie, Damn Flamin, Richer Sarah and Roberta Moreass.