Will You Marry Me? Divorce Me?


There’s been a lot of talk over the years of the ‘disposable marriage’ and what high divorce rates say about us as a society, as human beings.

Well, if you happen to be in Washington, DC and anywhere in the vicinity of the Corcoran Gallery of Art on August 11 between the hours of 10am and 3pm, you can join in the discussion in a piece of performance art entitled Save the Date by Kathryn Cornelius.

For the piece, Cornelius will don a wedding gown and veil. Once every hour she will ‘marry’ someone and then immediately ‘divorce’ them. She intends to marry both women and men through the day. Her hope is that this will spur attendees to consider their own feelings and beliefs about weddings and marriage.

The performance is part of the Corcoran’s Take it to the Bridge performance art series, which, in turn, is part of Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran.

I don’t know about all of you, but this is a performance piece I would be curious to see.

4 Responses to “Will You Marry Me? Divorce Me?”

  1. Fabrisse August 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Psst. The Corcoran is in DC, not NYC. *G*

  2. Twistie August 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    D’oh! That’s what I get for posting pre-caffeination. Fixing now.

  3. Washington DC Wedding Photographers August 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Any updates? Is she actually marrying the people legally and who are these men who are agreeing? Sounds interesting.

  4. Twistie August 14, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    These are not legal marriages, but performance art. She also ‘married’ people of both genders through the show.