Artists Space

It's Get Better II /
Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years Book Launch

Book Launch & Performances
July 20, 2014, 6pm

Artists Space is proud to host It’s Get Better II presented by Stewart Uoo, including the world launch of Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years, the first monograph on the work of Bernadette Corporation.

A woman vaping, with another woman and child visible in the exhaled smoke.
Flyer by Bill Hayden [A woman vaping, with another woman and child visible in the exhaled smoke.]

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years gathers a vast array of visual and textual material spanning the rich image grammar and styling of Bernadette Corporations’s operations within the realm of so called style-culture, including a fashion line; their interventions into the publishing culture of the ‘90s, including BC’s own short-lived magazine Made in USA; the fragmented output of Pedestrian Cinema developed during the group’s time in Berlin; up to the fusion of poetics, branding and meta-commentary that characterized Bernadette Corporation’s gallery shows of the 2000s. The book extends from their retrospective Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years at Artists Space in 2012, constituting yet another site to reframe the activities of BC spanning the past 20 years.

Edited by Bernadette Corporation, Jim Fletcher, Richard Birkett, Stefan Kalmár
With text contributions by Caroline Busta, Jim Fletcher, Tom Holert and Josef Strau

With photos by Alex Antitch, Mark Borthwick, Dietmar Busse, Anders Edstrom, Jamil GS, Benjamin Alexander Huseby, JMN, Marcelo Krasilcic, Cris Moor, Eline Mugaas, Marlene McCarty and Donald Moffett, Wolfgang Tillmans, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, David Vasiljevic, and Wah

Designed by Bill Hayden and Eric Wrenn

Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years
Produced by Artists Space
Published by Walther König Books, London
400 pages, full color throughout, 7.5 x 10”
$60

Advanced Release Limited Edition Set
Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years +
BC Lifestyle CU, 2012/2014
Bernadette Corporation with Benjamin Alexander Huseby
Inkjet print on Canson Baryta Photographique
9 3/4 x 7 inches / 24,8 x 17,8 cm
Edition of 100 + 3 AP
Signed and Numbered
$200
Click here to purchase

Artists Space is proud to host It’s Get Better II presented by Stewart Uoo, including the world launch of Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years, the first monograph on the work of Bernadette Corporation.

The evening will include readings, performances, and videos by:

DeSe Escobar
Isa Genzken
K8 Hardy
Juliana Huxtable
Junglepussy
Marie Karlberg
La'fem Ladosha
Leigha Mason
Ariana Reines
Bailey Stiles #BearBarbie
Taocheng Wang
& more

Juliana Huxtable. performance from It's get Better II, presented by Stewart Uoo. Sunday, July 20, 2014. Ukrainian National Home
La'fem Ladosha. performance from It's Get Better II, presented by Stewart Uoo. Sunday, July 20, 2014. Ukrainian National Home
Ariana Reines. performance from It's get Better II, presented by Stewart Uoo. Sunday, July 20, 2014. Ukrainian National Home
performance from It's Get Better II, presented by Stewart Uoo. Sunday, July 20, 2014. Ukrainian National Home
Ariana Reines. performance from It's get Better II, presented by Stewart Uoo. Sunday, July 20, 2014. Ukrainian National Home