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ALAN VEGA


  • Jeffrey Deitch 18 Wooster Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

DREAM BABY DREAM


"A year after the passing of Alan Vega, who I first knew as Alan Suicide, we will present Dream Baby Dream, a memorial exhibition to commemorate Alan's life and work. The exhibition has two components : video projections of historic performances by Suicide, and a selection of Alan's sculpture and works on paper from the 1960's to his last works in 2016. The following tribute is adapted from a text I wrote for Kaleidoscope Magazine after Alan's death : 

(...) Alan was a pioneer in the blurring of boundaries between media. His aesthetic approach encompassed sculpture, music, poetry and art performance. His work created an original, uniquely American, fusion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Assemblage, Minimalism and anti-form. All of his work was literally charged with electricity. Modernism was pushed into a combustible clash with pop culture. Alan Was anti-pop star and an anti-artist. He was both a proponent and a progenitor of the radical strain in American Art."

- Jeffrey Deitch

Earlier Event: July 14
PETER BUGGENHOUT
Later Event: August 21
VINCENT OLINET