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March 01, 2002 — April 27, 2002
18 Wooster Street, New York

Vanessa Beecroft sets up a structure for the participants in her live events to create their own composition, presenting themselves according to their own internalized aesthetic system. Deitch Projects was pleased to present an exhibition of video and photographic work from two such projects by Vanessa Beecroft, VB 45 and VB 48 in the Spring of 2002. VB 45 was Vanessa Beecroft’s largest performance to date featuring 45 girls, naked except for thigh high boots designed for the performance by Helmut Lang. It was conceived as a minimalist, military type formation for the opening of the Kunsthalle Wien in February 2001. Additional works from VB 45 were later presented at the XXV Bienal São Paulo curated by Julian Zugazagoitia opening March 23, 2002. VB 48 took place at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa as part of the G8 summit of world leaders in July 2001. The dramatic space and the chiaroscuro lighting of Baroque painting inspired the concept of the performance.

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