A nimbus cloud by Berndnaut Smilde wafts through a crumbling building. Michael Scoggins’ elementary school-style institutional critique dares you to display it in your living room. What does it mean when art becomes a meme? Sharon Hayes invokes the history of political protest. Aaron Young’s first motorcycle performance nearly got him kicked out of art school. Artist collective CHERYL celebrates kitsch and the bubonic plague.
Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus D’Aspremont, 2012, Lambda print , Kasteel D’Aspremont-Lynden, Rekem, BE. Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk. Courtesy of the artist.
Sharon Hayes, An Ear to the Sounds of Our History (The Women Rose), 2011, Digital C-print
Aaron Young, Greeting Card, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Park Avenue Armory.
Michael Scoggins, Decorative Piece, 2011, 30 × 51 inches, marker and color pencil on paper. Photo courtesy Saltworks Gallery.
A Michael Manning meme.