Crucifix/Red Cross

25 06 2010

Maren Hassinger presented Crucifix/Red Cross at “Remy Presents: Project Grand Central,” an exhibition curated by Allan Schwartzman that included installations and performance art by Hassinger, Dara Birnbaum, Brian Eno, Jenny Holzer, Senga Nengudi, and Randy Williams. The exhibition was sponsored by Remy Martin.

For the opening reception in the waiting room at Grand Central Terminal, Hassinger turned partiers into “kinetic sculpture.” Hassinger writes that she “wore a bright red suit and put bright red crosses on furniture, walls, and people:” “Red fabric tape was the material I used to “mark” anyone who wanted me to with a red cross. These people than went about their business at the opening socializing, etc. The red crosses made the people stand out in the space – they moved about like kinetic sculpture. The red crosses also brought up other associations – like the American Red Cross, religion, etc. I originally wanted to remove lights in the chandeliers there and replace some of them with red exit lights. At the last minute they denied me permission. So, what to do with just a few hours ’til opening – improvise!”

Artist: Maren Hassinger Current repository: Collection of Maren Hassinger
Location: Grand Central Terminal, New York

Source: Maren Hassingeri
Title: Crucifixion/Red Cross Rights:
Medium: Comments: Installation and performance presented in “Remy Presents: Project Grand Central,” an exhibition curated by Allan Schwartzman that included work by Hassinger, Dara Birnbaum, Brian Eno, Jenny Holzer, Senga Nengudi, and Randy Williams.  Sponsored by Remy Martin.

Dimensions: Date: 1980
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Why Did This Happen?

10 06 2010

Maren Hassinger describes the artwork: “Questionnaire about 9/11. After the opening, notebooks were left in the gallery and the viewers were asked to complete the form on their own.” A reviewer described the piece: “Maren Hassinger solicits response with her Why Did This Happen? that consists of a notebook of paper on which participants may provide their answer.”

Hassinger presented Why Did This Happen? in an exhibition, “Unforgettable,” featuring artworks that responded to the events of 9/11. Curated by Judy Collischan for Chelsea Studio Gallery, New York, the exhibition ran September 5-28, 2002. Hassinger also presented this work at the “Faculty Show,” Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, in 2002.

For a review of “Unforgettable,” see “Ausschreibung ‘Unforgettable’ @ Berliner Kunstprojekt,” NYArts (December 2002).

Artist: Maren Hassinger Current repository: Collection of the artist
Location:  Chelsea Studio Gallery, New York Source: Maren Hassinger
Title: Why Did This Happen? Rights:
Medium:35mm slide Comments: In this photograph, Maren Hassinger is seated with her back to the viewer.
Dimensions: Date: 2002




Air Propo slide 4

14 12 2009

slide 4

Artist: Senga Nengudi Current repository:
Location: Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Air Propo Rights:
Medium: 35mm slide Comments: Pictured: Butch Harris.  A collaboration between Senga Nengudi, Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris. Sponsored by the New York State Council and Meet the Composer.
Dimensions: Date: 1981




Air Propo slide 3

14 12 2009

slide 3

Artist: Senga Nengudi Current repository:
Location: Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Air  Propo Rights:
Medium: 35mm slide Comments: Pictured: Senga Nengudi.  A collaboration between Senga Nengudi, Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris. Sponsored by the New York State Council and Meet the Composer.
Dimensions: Date: 1981




Air Propo slide 2

14 12 2009

slide 2

Artist: Senga Nengudi Current repository:
Location: Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Air Propo Rights:
Medium: 35mm slide Comments: Pictured: Cheryl Banks.  A collaboration between Senga Nengudi, Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris. Sponsored by the New York State Council and Meet the Composer.
Dimensions: Date: 1981




Air Propo slide 1

14 12 2009

slide 1

Artist: Senga Nengudi Current repository:
Location: Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Air Propo Rights:
Medium: 35mm slide Comments: Pictured: Senga Nengudi and Cheryl Banks.  A collaboration between Senga Nengudi, Cheryl Banks and Butch Morris. Sponsored by the New York State Council and Meet the Composer.
Dimensions: Date: 1981




Blind Dates program 2

12 12 2009

http://vm8.cas.unc.edu/user/aaapa/senga-nengudi/blinddates_program2.tif

Artist: Senga Nengudi Current repository:
Location: White Dog Performance Studio, New York Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: Blind Dates Rights:
Medium: copy art Comments: The interior of the program from Blind Dates
Dimensions: 14 x 22 cm Date: 1982