COMPANY is a functioning everything shop created by Fawn Krieger and inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s The Store (1961). The interior as well as the products and services it offers are designed and constructed by artists. COMPANY imagines a stage in which the consumer becomes a performer, and where the drama of commercial space exposes the exchanged roles of subject and object. COMPANY is private space made public, where models of trust and value are materialized through exchange, shifts in scale, textures of attention, and shades of gray. In the moment when desire compels our bodies to move, is it possession we’re after, or company?
Products include: a plaster deodorant, paper mâché dumbbells, felt suit (matching fedora sold separately), canvassed Illuminations by Walter Benjamin, leather band-aids, bathmat pizzas, plastic 5:00 shadows, ceramic credit cards, and felt money.
Fawn Krieger lives and works in New York City. Born in 1975, Krieger received a BFA from Parsons School of Design (1997) and an MFA from Bard College (2004). She has exhibited her work internationally and throughout the US, including The Moore Space in Miami, The Kitchen in NYC, The University of Nevada in Reno, The Queens Museum in NYC, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, MAP in Baltimore, Tilt Gallery in Portland, Nice & Fit Gallery in Berlin, and Neon>fdv in Milan. http://www.fawnkrieger.com/
Fawn Krieger’s COMPANY is part of Art in General’s New Commissions Program, which is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Booth Ferris Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Jerome Foundation and George Mills.
Fawn Krieger Everything Must Go! Hungry for some art? How about a concrete Baked Alaska? reviewed in Gen Art Pulse
Fawn Krieger Fawn Krieger COMPANY in ArtCal