Exhibition:
"Ellen Brooks"
Date
April 26 - June 30 1985
Description

“For Ellen Brooks, the window on Broadway has been conceived as both fact and fiction—as a conventional area of commercial display, like all of the other merchandise-filled windows on the avenue, and as a metaphorical (or fictional/allegorical) site of our desire (or as Brooks has said, ‘our longing for what is contained behind the glass’). Her commodities, or goods-for-sale, are not commodities at all, but photographic representations of the ‘real thing.’ Yet, in Brooks’ rarefied atmosphere of simulated display, what is the ‘real thing?’”

Artist
New Museum curator
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum Archive
Identifier
672