post-title Dena Yago | Heck & The Divested Set | Sandy Brown | 15.09.-22.10.2016

Dena Yago | Heck & The Divested Set | Sandy Brown | 15.09.-22.10.2016

Dena Yago | Heck & The Divested Set | Sandy Brown | 15.09.-22.10.2016

Dena Yago | Heck & The Divested Set | Sandy Brown | 15.09.-22.10.2016

until 22.10. | #766ARTatBerlin | Sandy Brown presents from the 15th September 2016 the exhibition Heck & The Divested Set by the artist Dena Yago.

Towns are approximations, this one especially. Pioneertown models an 1870 American frontier town built in 1946. It was then, and is now, a live-in set. Founded by a cowboy, a villain actor, a gossip columnist and a singing troupe, Pioneertown served as both housing for cast and crew and backdrop for genre films – complete with post office, bowling alley and saloon; with stables without horses, jails without prisoners, farm equipment that rusted in arid land or arrived with patina. The set and props, in equal parts, stand in as objects of recent settlement and hasty desertion. Pioneertown still serves as housing for residents, it still serves as a set for reenactments and the rare commercial. Occasionally, a cos-player will walk the street in spurs. But is it only cos-play out of context? While not much has been filmed around these parts, that doesn’t mean it’s not still as it has been – a live-in set.

Vernissage: Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 06:00 – 09:00 p.m.

Exhibition period: Thursday, 15th September – Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Zu Sandy Brown

 

Image caption: via Sandy Brown, Dena Yago

Exhibition Dena Yago – Sandy Brown – ART at Berlin

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