Magazine article Sculpture

MoMA PS1

Magazine article Sculpture

MoMA PS1

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Queens, New York

Bob & Roberta Smith

Through February 2, 2014

An artistic enterprise devoted to bringing anarchy to art through conceptual play, Bob & Roberta Smith follow a DIY aesthetic that invites participation and encourages the idea that art can act as a catalyst for change. Originally presented at Pierogi Gallery in 2002 and reprised here in an expanded form, their cunning Art Amnesty invites professionals and amateurs alike to dispose of their unwanted artworks-good, bad, or indifferent-and retire from making. forthe duration of the show, anyone can follow the example set by the Smiths and avail themselves of the dumpsters located in the museum courtyard (some restrictions apply). Those who promise never to make art again will receive an official I am no longer an artist" badge and may contribute one final drawing to the gallery exhibition, using materials provided on site. …

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