Popular Past Exhibitions
As Gallery 98 continues to mount new online exhibitions, its exhibition history is maintained online. Right now, there are fifteen entries in the website’s “exhibition archive.” Here are some past exhibitions worth checking out.
Tom Otterness, The Zodiac Love Series, 1982–87
Gallery 98’s first online exhibition brought together the twelve plaster sculptures of Tom Otterness’s “Zodiac Love” series. These low-priced multiples were first offered in a 1982 mail-order art catalog produced by Colab and Printed Matter.
Colette: On the Streets and in the Clubs, 1972–85
The prolific multimedia artist Colette puts herself in the center of her work, whether she’s creating environments for performance or wall pieces for exhibition. Her 1978 performance “Colette Is Dead” took place in the window of the boutique Fiorucci.
The Strange World of Neke Carson: Early Works, 1970–85
From his guerrilla performances to his “rectal realist” paintings, no artist has had a career quite like Neke Carson’s. The above drawing, by Carson, appeared on the invitation for his 1980 performance “Underwear for India.”
Collecting COLAB: Ephemera, Photography & Multiples, 1978–1985
The group Collaborative Projects, Inc., combined populism with a do-it-yourself aesthetic. COLAB organized the 1980 “Times Square Show,” as well as a series of pop-up stores featuring bargain multiples like Walter Robinson’s “Kitty Print” (pictured).
Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Street Posters, 1985–1991
The Guerrilla Girls’ street posters loudly called out art institutions for gender and race disparities. Originally noticed for their message, the posters have come to be appreciated as street art, and have been acquired by several museums.