press release

(Long Island City, NY – August 11, 2006) P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present Defamation of Character, an international group exhibition exploring the iconoclastic impulse as an engine of recent creative progress. It draws primarily from work created in the post-punk era by approximately thirty artists, and explores the relationships between face and fame, notoriety, disclosure, and erasure. Some of the artists mine popular culture to produce scathing or defamatory indictments of consumer mores; others take the moral corruptions of public and political acts as their defamed subject; and others practice detournement—using elements of well-known media to create new work with a different or opposing message—to elevate injury and injustice into the realm of high art. Defamation of Character will be on view in the first floor Main Gallery from October 29, 2006, through January 8, 2007.

Defamation of Character is organized by P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Neville Wakefield.


Kurator: Neville Wakefield

mit Richard Hamilton, Jamie Reid, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sarah Lucas, Adam McEwen, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, Sue Williams, Kathe Burkhart, Karen Kilimnik, Matthew Barney, Helio Oiticica, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gianni Motti, Chris Burden, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman ...