Weekend Recs : Bernadette Corporation
The iconoclastic group Bernadette Corporation, established in the early nineties and known for its provocations, hoaxes, commentary on crass commercialism, and the epic parties it puts on downtown, gets its very first retrospective. All the deets after the jump…See it all at : Artist’s Space
38 Greene St. , New York, NY 10013
at Grand Street
NY TIMES T Mag: Since the mid-1990s, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak, operating as the collective Bernadette Corporation, have run a critically acclaimed underground fashion label; published a magazine, Made in USA, as well as a novel, “Reena Spaulings”; and produced a handful of films, including “Get Rid of Yourself” (2003), which revolves around the riots at the 2001 G8 Summit and features an awkward star turn by the actress Chloë Sevigny.
“We call ourselves a corporation because corporations are everywhere, and it impresses people … pretending we are businesspeople while we sleep all day like cats,” they have written. “Our work is like the one street light out of 100 that flickers on and off.” “Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years,” which opens this Saturday at Artists Space in SoHo, gathers together the prolific output of this influential and intentionally enigmatic quasi corporation and promises to shed some steady light on its slippery agenda of cultural displacement and appropriation. In an exclusive video, Meredith Danluck goes behind the scenes of the whole operation.
“Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years” is at Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, 3rd floor, Sept. 9 to Dec. 16.