Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years at the ICA

by Cass Art

Cass Art is proud to support 2000 Wasted Years, the first UK retrospective by the New York based Bernadette Corporation. The exhibition recasts the works authored by the group since their inception in the early '90s. A lyrically and conceptually complex relay of the quotidian continues to engage the collective today, all the while underscored by the 'reality' of Bernadette Corporation both as a group of relationships, and as brand.

The origins of Bernadette Corporation lie in the organisation of parties in downtown New York, their mock incorporation and ambiguous branding strategies developing in the mid '90s into a women’s fashion line. Their engagement in quotation, concepts, fictions, appropriation, provocation, hoaxes, and anti-artistic postures of crass commercialism have subsequently seen them move within the fields of magazine publishing, film production, political activism, literature and the market-driven art world.

The ICA will be running this exhibition from 27th March to 9th June 2013 and entry is Free.

Head over to the ICA website to find out more details.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts was founded in 1947 as a ‘playground of ideas’ in which artists were encouraged to experiment and explore. The ICA exists today to challenge the foundations of contemporary art creating a space for new, experimental and independent arts practice and ideas.

Image: BC Reloaded, 2012. Bernadette Corporation with Benjamin Alexander Huseby. Courtesy the artists and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; Cabinet, London; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; Galerie NEU, Berlin.

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