Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years20/08/2012
2000 Wasted Years is a retrospective by Bernadette Corporation, to be held at Artists Space, New York, between September 9 and December 16, 2012. The exhibition will take a look at the works authored by the group since their inception in the early ‘90s. Conceived out of the downtown New York party scene, Bernadette Corporation have morphed through various stages and creative outlets over the course of their existence, starting with a move into women's fashion with the release of a line between 1995 and 1997. Focusing on an aesthetic informed by mass-produced, ghetto-worn sportswear, the collective's mock incorporated name was chosen as “the perfect way to alienate alternative politically-correct types". From fashion, they moved into publishing between 1999 and 2001, releasing three issues of the magazine Made in USA. Film and literature came next, as well as a relationship formed with the gallery space - long spurned by the group. A number of exhibitions since 2008 have followed. Currently based in New York as a collaborative with three principal members, Bernadette Van-Huy, John Kelsey and Antek Walczak, this will be Bernadette Corporation's first retrospective.