In recent work, she explores these themes through an investigation of historical sumptuary laws. These serve to “regulat[e] the consumption of materials for citizens’ daily fashions usually on religious or moral grounds and naturally corresponding to strict class lines,” as she describes in her essay “Waist of Money.”
Berger often embeds her objects and installations with a complex symbolic language. By taking recourse to stage organization in theater her sculptures can appear as actors as well as props. In several new works this manifests through the appropriation of components from works of art from the early modern period, such as the Unicorn Tapestries or the allegory of Wealth from the medieval epic poem “Romance of the Rose.”
Christian scholastic themes are scrutinized for their bearing on contemporary notions of morals. Other sculptures isolate elements of incidental design from shared municipal spaces including playgrounds, parks, and construction sites. Thus, Berger links the ever-contingent meaning of objects to both their popular and historical understanding.
Exhibition: Anna-Sophie Berger – Sin Exhibition duration: May 13 – June 18, 2022
Address and contact: JTT Gallery 390 Broadway, New York 10013 212-574-8152 www.jttnyc.com
Jordan Sullivan was born in Houston, Texas. He was raised in rural Ohio and suburban Detroit. Before becoming a full-time artist, he was fired from a number of odd jobs in Texas, New York City, and Los Angeles.
Ross + Kramer presents Up Close and Personal, a group exhibition of paintings by Marcela Florido, Reihaneh Hosseini, Bianca Nemelc, and Scout Zabinski. The exhibition will run from June 26- August 14, 2021.
In September 2019, the Viennese photographer Lichterwaldt, travelled to New York with his friends. As expected, they did not have enough time to really inform themselves about the city itself before departing.
Alexandria Deters, born 1992 in San Jose, California is currently a Bronx, New York based artist. In 2016 she graduated with a MA in American Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.
I took the following pictures on September 11, 2019 at New York Fashion Week. Where international fashion collections are shown not only to purchasers or influential media, but to a global audience as well.