NEW YORK—Twenty five years ago Patrick Swaze declared, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” That famous line from “Dirty Dancing” came to mind when viewing two contemporary works recently—a multimedia piece by Tony Oursler tucked away in a stairwell at Luhring Augustine and at the Museum of Modern Art, “Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself,” Martin Kippenberger’s life-size version of himself.
“Basement” by Tony Oursler is a part of “Painting in Space,” a group show at Luhring Augustine on view from June 17 to Aug. 22, 2012. German artist Martin Kippenberger’s work is on display in the Contemporary gallery at MoMA.
Photos by Arts Observer
Above, Detail of “Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself,” 1992 (cast aluminum, clothing and iron plate) by Martin Kippenberger. Top of page, “Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself” with “Untitled,” 1987 (synthetic polymer paint on lead on wood, three parts) by Gunther Forg, at right.
Listen to a curator discuss the concept of Kippenberger’s work and how the artist produced it.
“Basement,” 1997 (Sony CPJ-200 projector, VCR videotape, ceramic and glass) by Tony Oursler.