MoMA P.S. 1 opens Darren Bader. Images

MoMA P.S. 1 presents Darren Bader. Images an exhibition of sculpture on view January 29, 2012—May 14, 2012.

Over the past decade, the relationships between culture and those who produce and consume it has changed radically. Art has not been excepted from these shifts. As art has become more commodified, subject to re-performance, pressed into new contexts by curators, and recycled by other artists, conventional notions of objecthood, authorship and ownership have been evolving. Darren Bader (American, b. 1978) works with these expanding boundaries of art’s use and circulation. Often using culture he appropriates from a range of media—film, music, text, digital images and work made by other visual artists—Bader treats such material as “readymades” that he presents democratically within the framework of his exhibitions alongside found objects like fruits, furniture, and sometimes live animals. Working with a lyrical absurdity in the space between sculpture, writing and curating, the artist humorously complicates the hierarchies that underscore the economies of cultural production and reception.

Darren Bader: Images is organized by Peter Eleey, Curator of MoMA PS1 with Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator of MoMA PS1.

MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world.

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