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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Announcement for “Carnival: Ritual of Reversal”

1 12 2009

Senga Nengudi writes, “For this show I did an audio piece that was placed in the women’s bathroom.  It was a provocative, rather sexual tape.  The way it was placed women thought they were overhearing a real on the spot conversation.”

Carnival

Artist: Current repository: Collection of Senga Nengudi
Location: Kenkeleba Gallery, New York Source:  Senga Nengudi
Title: Announcement for “Carnival: Ritual of Reversal” Rights:
Medium: copy art Comments:  Announcement for an exhibition featuring work by Terry Adkins, Candida Alvarez, Anthony Barboza, Leticia Barboza, Willie Birch, Juan Boza, Rolando Briseño, James Andrew Brown, Bernard Cameron, Maria Dominguez, Maren Hassinger, Cynthia Bawkins, Walter C. Jackson, Ben Jones, Curives Lorick, Pedro Lujan, Mary Malott, James McCoy, Tyrone Mitchell, Senga Nengudi, John Owen, Frank Parker, Alyson Pou, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, Christy Rupp, Alison Saar, Ken Tisa, and Randy Williams.  Exhibition supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dimensions:  29 x 15.5 cm Date: March 31 – April 28, 1985




“The Process as Art: In Situ” annoucement

1 12 2009

Senga Nengudi writes, “We created pieces in the gallery while onlookers came in and out of the gallery. We basically lived in the gallery. It was like an open lab. It was about process.”

In Situ announcement

Artist: Current repository: Collection of Senga Nengudi
Location: Just Above Midtown, Inc. Source: Senga Nengudi
Title: The Process As Art: In Situ Rights:
Medium: copy art Comments: An exhibition featuring Banerjee, Wendy Ward Ehlers, Susan Fitzsimmons, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, Randy Williams, and Diana Wharton.  The exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dimensions: Date: September 19-October 14, 1979