16 September 2016–5 February 2017
Gilbert & George and Haim Steinbach are among the artists participating in ‘Take Me (I’m Yours)’. Featuring works by over 40 artists, the exhibition encourages visitors not only to touch artworks, but to take parts of them away to keep.
The concept for ‘Take Me (I’m Yours)’ arose from an exhibition of the same name held at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995, conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Christian Boltanski. 12 artists were featured, several of whom – including Gilbert & George – are participating again at the Jewish Museum.
This restaging of the exhibition at the Jewish Museum includes a broad range of artists from different generations and backgrounds. The setting also invites a consideration of the role of the museum as an archive where works are collected and preserved – here this role is subverted as objects are given away.
Gilbert & George present their series of works ‘THE BANNERS’, previously exhibited at White Cube Bermondsey in 2015, along with badges carrying the slogans featured in the works. Haim Steinbach presents the work Untitled (Tissues) (2015), a sculpture from which visitors can take tissues.
Steinbach’s practice sets forth new contexts for a wide range of objects, from the handmade to the mass-produced. He has said that his work is “about vernacular, which is a common form of language: things that we make, express and produce”.
‘Take Me (I’m Yours)’
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street
+1 212 423 3200
Friday–Tuesday: 11am–5.45pm (Thursdays until 8pm)
Haim Steinbach ‘Untitled (Tissues)’ (2016)
Cardboard box of tissues, DW Smart Practice rubber pad, metal and rubber stand. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
© the artist Photo: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterrbug.com