Church of Daffy
The Daffy Formula
To be a Daffy, a character must first and foremost be like Daffy. Not only must they be congenitally selfish, devious, grandiose, and craven, but all of these characteristics must be magnified to grotesque proportions due to the pointed cruelty of the universe.
Church of Daffy opens at Petzel’s Chelsea location at 520 W 25th Street on Thursday, June 8 from 6pm to 8pm with thonk piece, a performance by Toronto based drag queens Mary Messhausen and proddy produzentin. They are performing unscripted and underprepared, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their favorite delicacy, the Cronut. Recording artist and producer Macy Rodman will join for a special guest performance. Thonk piece is available as a live stream by Oliver Husain on drip-drop.tv.
About Cosima von Bonin
Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962 Mombasa, Kenya) lives in Cologne. She participated in the 59th Venice Biennale (2022), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), Glasgow International (2016), and Documenta (2007). Solo exhibitions have taken place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York); mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and the Kunstverein Hamburg among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; de la Cruz Collection, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam among others.