The Elaine Dannheisser
Projects Series

70

Banners I: Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson, and Xu Bing

November 22, 1999–May 1, 2000

Projects 70: Banners I is the first in a cycle of three exhibitions that feature artist-designed banners. They will be displayed on the Museum’s Fifty-third Street facade flanked by banners bearing MoMA’s logo. The participating artists in the first series are Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson, and Xu Bing. Idiosyncratically, each artist tests the ramifications of the written word. Shifting the information and twisting our habits of perception, Neshat’s quotations of Persian poetry, Patterson’s acrobatic text, and Xu’s simulations of Chinese calligraphy reveal the complex nature of visual data.

Installation view of Project 70: Xu Bing, Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson (Banners Project, Series 1)

Installation view of Project 70: Xu Bing, Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson (Banners Project, Series 1)

Installation view of Project 70: Xu Bing, Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson (Banners Project, Series 1)


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