DAMAGED GOODS

Damaged Goods, 1986

The New Museum, NYC, Summer 1986

This museum exhibition, the first survey of artists associated with ‘appropriation’ art in the 1980’s, included Barbara Bloom, Gretchen Bender, Andrea Fraser, Jeff Koons, Justen Ladda, Louise Lawler, Ken Lum, Allen McCollum, Haim Steinbach and me. My artist contribution was the design of the exhibition. I collaborated with the artists on the display systems for their work. My design ruptured the ‘white box’ of the museum by combining display techniques borrowed from retail, theatre and natural history museums while simultaneously updating Lizitsky’s Proun space as a more interactive contemporary art space/installation. See Judith Barry, Dissenting Spaces in Greenberg/Ferguson/Nairne, Thinking about Exhibitions, Routledge, London1996.

Exhibition design as my artist contribution to the exhibition, curated by Brian Wallis, The New Museum, NYC, Summer 1986

Related publication:

Dissenting Space, Judith Barry, Download Link

Dissenting Spaces (Public Fantasy), Judith Barry, Download Link

The Exhibitionist, Piper Marshall, Download Link

Installation shot showing Justen Ladda’s and Haim Steinbach’s work

Installation shots showing Jeff Koons, Allen McCollum, Louise Lawler and Gretchen Bender

Installation shots showing Jeff Koons, Allen McCollum, Louise Lawler and Gretchen Bender

Installation shots showing Jeff Koons, Allen McCollum, Louise Lawler and Gretchen Bender

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