Bernadette Corporation: Multiplyplex
30 Apr - 28 Aug 2016
Artist collective Bernadette Corporation first infiltrated the worlds of fashion, film and magazines in 1994. Composed of different members over the years, the New York collective challenges the strategies deployed by these industries, replacing them with alternative systems.
Bernadette Corporation has cultivated a mystique around its collective by adopting the form and tactics of a corporation, staging ‘secret’ events, and authoring a collaborative novel.
In 2015, the Stedelijk purchased an important group of works by the collective – videos, photos, fashion designs from their Autumn/Winter 1997 collection, and a floor sculpture from their underground film project Pedestrian Cinema. These acquisitions will be presented in gallery 0.7, as part of the Stedelijk Museum’s 2016 exhibition program featuring a young generation of artists.
The Stedelijk Museum continuously presents dynamic solo exhibitions by a young generation of artists. Many of these are new productions and recent purchases that tie in with the museum’s acquisitions policy. The Stedelijk seeks to respond to current events and stimulate contemporary talent by, in some cases, also taking on the position of commissioner. Its commitment to developing lasting relationships with young artists shapes the future identity of the museum’s collection.
The presentations in 2016 and 2017 are made possible by Ammodo.