Independent Curators, 1996 - Art - 77 pages
Since the 1980s, with the advent of multiple public crises such as AIDS, homelessness, the politics of sexual identity and abortion rights, the bed has taken on a greater symbolic weight, becoming a pivotal metaphor for the intersection of private and public boundaries. This themed survey includes work by Bob Flanagan, Zoe Leonard and Carrie Mae Weems among others.
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20 inches Courtesy 72 inches AIDS crisis Antonio Martorell artist Shelter bedroom Bob Flanagan body Born Brooklyn Calciu-Dumitreasa California Resides Carrie Mae Weems Catherine Saalfield childhood Chin Cibachrome print 16 cotton Courtesy the artist crib sculptures cultural Curney of Nails Curtis Mitchell David Reed Donald Lipski dreams duvet Elaine Reichek Embedded Metaphor Emerita empty bed Ethyl Eichelberger exhibition fabric Felix Gonzalez-Torres Flanagan and Sheree Gelatin silver print Glenn Ligon homeless hospital bed ICI's images itt Centre Street James Casebere Jana Sterbak Janet Biggs Jilava Prison Bed Kamikaze Keep Your Laws knitting Lynne Cohen mattress memory Mixed media installation Modern Art Museum of Modern Mylar N O N Nina Felshin November 1989 Cibachrome painting Perry Bard pillow Pitched Crib Plasticville projected reconstituted dirt Reichek's Robert Rona Pondick Saalfield and Zoe sheets Sheree Rose Sidewalk grating Sidney Janis sleep suggests text on mat Untitled videotape X-Crib York City York Resides Zoe Leonard