My Global Hustle

Larry Ossei-Mensah Picks His Top Artists to Watch in Uptown Magazine

Be sure to check out the April/May issue of Uptown Magazine out now and see my top picks of artists to watch in 2014! – LOM

Muses for #ChannelingMollino Art Installation

Next week visual artist Ramon Silva and myself will team up again to present Channeling Mollino at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC. Channeling Mollino is an interactive art installation and we are looking for female muses who would like to be photographed as part of this artistic experience. You can find more information about the exhibition and register to be a muse  by clicking here. – LOM

RAMON SILVA Presents Channeling Mollino Curated by LARRY OSSEI-MENSAH – May 9th to May 11th, 2014



Channeling Mollino


May 9 – May 11, 2014


“Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic.” – Carlo Mollino

April 28th, 2014, New York, NY – Ramon Silva is pleased to present Channeling Mollino, at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC. Channeling Mollino is the latest collaboration between visual artist Ramon Silva and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, who presented their critically acclaimed installation project Becoming Beyoncé during Armory Week 2014 at the Spring/Break Art Show. This newest exhibition explores the work of Italian artist Carlo Mollino and will be on view during Frieze Week New York at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC from May 9 – May 11, 2014.

Channeling Mollino is an interactive performance piece exploring the Polaroid Portraiture of Italian artist Carlo Mollino. Multi-disciplinary artist Ramon Silva will actively reinterpret these works as he channels himself as Mollino living in today’s landscape. This exhibition endeavors to investigate a series of queries that correlates with Mollino’s and Silva’s artistic practices. What would Mollino’s Polaroids look like today? What would the muses look like? What other forms of art making in relation to the photographs would he pursue? Silva makes a connection to Mollino’s multi-faceted oeuvre that included architecture, furniture and car design by utilizing many forms of media to create his art. Like Mollino, Silva creatively oscillates between a variety of mediums to express his dynamic, visual vocabulary.  During the exhibition Silva will transform an art fair booth into a pop up artist studio complete with visually inspired backdrops and props referencing Mollino’s Villa where this series of works were originally produced. In this space Silva will be conducting a series of “sittings” with his muses where the main images produced during these “sittings” will be a Polaroid photograph of the subject which is the entry point into Mollino’s work. Video will also be captured accompanied by a soundtrack designed by Silva for each muse’s interaction. A social media element will be incorporated where a mobile capture from the “sitting” will be on view at hashtag #ChannelingMollino.

Opening Preview:

Thursday, May 8: 4PM – 8PM

Open to the Public:

Friday, May 9: 10AM – 7PM

Saturday, May 10: 10AM – 7PM

Sunday, May 11: 11AM – 5PM


The Tunnel

269 11th Avenue

Between 27th & 28th Street

New York, NY 10011

Muse Registration Here

Navigating the New Landscape in the Art World featuring Larry Ossei-Mensah

This evening I’m going to be participating in a panel in Staten Island discussing strategies and tactics that artists can leverage the navigate the art world. If you happen to be in the area come through. The event is presented in partnership with Live with Design and Staten Island Arts. – LOM

More Info Here

Oscar Murillo x Larry Ossei-Mensah (#mercantilenovel)

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of chopping it up and building with visual artist and art world “it boy” Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. Oscar is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition in NYC opening on April 24th. The exhibition is entitled A Mercantile Novel.

A Mercantile Novel is an exhibition where Oscar will recreate a candy-making factory at the David Zwirner Gallery. During the run of the exhibition approximately tens of thousands of candies will be produced to be given away at the gallery and around the city. Hearing Oscar contextualize the ideas behind the concept for the exhibition, I’m excited for the rest of the world to see this show. There are so many layers to this exhibition and the experience intended for the gallery goers to have, I’m curious to see what the feedback will be from the art world and non-art word folks.  It will definitely be the talk of the down for the next 2 months.  – LOM