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March 06, 2009 — April 12, 2009
4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

Deitch Projects presents VB64, Vanessa Beecroft’s first public performance in New York since 2000 and an accompanying exhibition of new sculpture at Deitch Studios on the East River in Long Island City. The performance/sculpture will take place on Friday evening, March 6th from 7 – 10 PM. The sculptures from the performance along with a video projection of the performance, will be on view through Sunday April 12th. An exhibition of new wax and gesso sculptures will also be on view in the adjoining gallery.

Vanessa Beecroft works in the space between painting, sculpture, performance, and real life. In VB64, she introduces a new element into the work, gesso sculptures cast from live models, resting on coffin-like bases. The twenty live models in the performance will be in white body make up and at the beginning of the performance will be indistinguishable from the sculptural casts. VB64 pushes Beecroft’s deliberate confusion between sculpture, performance and real life into a new realm, the tension between life and death.

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