Artists Space

Les Varietes

September 19 – October 17, 1981

ANNETTE MESSAGER is showing a body of work combining photography and aspects of painting; her installation for Artists Space will occupy the large gallery. About her work MESSAGER says, "I am an artist who would like to reconcile photography and painting--these two opposed media that hate each other, are jealous of one another or ignore each other...a rocky marriage." She goes on to say, "...the street, the stores, advertisements, television, the newspaper and the movies are a large part of our Culture...which is a strange mixture of diverse elements...a patchwork of juxtaposed events is what constitutes our identity."

ANNETTE MESSAGER is French and a frequent visitor to the United States. She has shown most recently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.