New York - Exhibition

Genesis Belanger: Holding Pattern

New Museum

22 Jan 201914 Apr 2019

The installation by the artist Genesis Belanger revives a series of Storefront Window interventions set at New Museum during the 80s.

“Holding Pattern” draws inspiration from the suspended atmosphere of liminal places such as waiting rooms, hotel lobbies, airport lounges and more. The setting reproduces an office context, furnished with sculpted porcelain and stoneware ceramics: the items on view look limp and wilting, such as they have been left in place for a very long time or melted under strong heat. Viewers can peek from the window of the museum a receptionist’s desk, adorned with office supplies, uneaten food and other mundane details which reference everyday life situations. The window and the curtains that also enrich the setting represent the threshold between the space of waiting and that of anticipation.

Genesis Belanger’s installations and sculptures mix different inputs, from Pop Art to the Surrealist objects to seventeenth-century Dutch vanitas paintings, yet remaining strongly linked with the present circumstances.

 

  • Genesis Belanger, Genesis Belanger, "Motivated & Dapper," 2017, Courtesy the artist and Mrs. Gallery, New York

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Curators

Margot Norton

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1977

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Phillips Lisa


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