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July 19-20

Upstate Art Weekend 2024

KinoSaito & Camp Kingston


For 2024 Upstate Art Weekend, KinoSaito & Camp Kingston are pleased to present Brian’s Wieners, an interactive booth that showcases ceramic anthropomorphized hot dogs made by artist, Lauren Cohen. 


During the height of the pandemic, Brian emerged from Cohen’s psyche as she delved into further explorations of her own traumas and internal family systems. Both the artist and her fictional character, Brian, are constantly searching for love. By dressing in drag, Cohen becomes Brian and produces numerous comedic performances which allow her to explore the most vulnerable parts of herself. 


Brian has filled a void through his obsession with processed meats, turning his love of hot dogs into a replacement for the real thing.  

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