Projects 70: Banners I: Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson, and Xu Bing

May 22, 1999–May 1, 2000


Installation view of Projects 70: Xu Bing, Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson (Banners Project, Series 1) at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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.


  • Projects 70 : banners (cycle 1) : Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson, Xu Bing : the Museum of Modern Art New York, November 22, 1999-May 1, 2000 ) Out of print, 6 pages
  • Press release 3 pages

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