Laurie Anderson, Don Gummer, Barbara Kruger, Artists Space, New York, 1974
Duration: January 5–26, 1974
Dimensions: 12.5 x 18 cm
Further Information: The show was based on an uncustomary premise of invitation, in which established artists invited emerging ones. This group show—or rather these three solo shows taking place simultaneously—therefore consisted of a rather uncommon mixture. Barbara Kruger, who became a pioneer of appropriation art and established a unique political undertone in her artworks, Laurie Anderson, a performance artist, filmmaker and musician, as well as the sculptor Don Gummer, made up an unusual combination.
Founded in 1972, Artists Space was a non-commercial and artist-run project space on Wooster Street in New York, which still exists today (https://artistsspace.org). It was originally conceived as a space for artists who had no gallery representation. Artists Space gained much attention with Pictures, an exhibition curated by Douglas Crimp in 1977, said to have been a decisive influence on the beginnings of appropriation art.
Images: All images from this invitation are part of the Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.