Sarah Ortmeyer bei Kevin Space, Wien

Sarah Ortmeyer, PS NEW YORK, exhibition view, Kevin Space 2019, Photo: Peter Mochi

Kevin Space

Volkertstraße 17/4, 1020 Wien
Österreich

KünstlerIn: Sarah Ortmeyer

Titel: PS NEW YORK

Datum: 17. November bis 30. November 2019

Fotografie: Courtesy the artist and Kevin Space, Vienna | Foto: Peter Mochi

Ausstellungstext:

The wounded heart logo for Performance Space New York arose from Sarah Ortmeyer's visit with Milton Glaser at his studio in Manhattan. He opened up her black heart painting on paper with a scissor cut. Glaser invented the iconic I ❤ NY logotype in 1976 in the back of a taxi. It was drawn with crayon on scrap paper, the original drawing is held in the collection of MoMA. The new visual identity of Performance Space New York is based on Ortmeyer's black heart and dark rainbow palette and was developed and executed with designer Erin Knutson from 2017-2019.

Cover PARNASS 03/2019 | Richard Gerstl, Selbstbildnis als Halbakt, 1902/04, Öl auf Leinwand, 159 x 109 cm | Foto: Leopold Museum, Wien/Manfred Thumberger (Detail)

In contrast to most of Ortmeyer's artworks, the black heart logo finds itself in different modes of circulation: committing to function for an institution, while slowly detaching from Ortmeyer as its creator – escaping the art world and operating beyond frames, white walls, and distinct definitions of authorship. It consented to be distributed wildly into the mainstream, in divergent variations and media.

Founded as Performance Space 122, in 1980, from an explosion of radical self-expression amidst the intensifying American culture wars, Performance Space New York is considered one of the birthplaces of contemporary performance as it is known today. The early acts that defined the organization’s unique role in New York cultural history asserted themselves as living, fleeting, and crucially affordable alternatives to mainstream art and culture of the 1980s and early 90s. Emboldened by the inclusive haven of a tight knit group of artists, performers engaged in radical experimentation and created hybrid works that existed somewhere between dance, theater, poetry, ritual, film, technology and music. Today, in a time marked by divisive and oppressive politics, Performance Space New York builds on its own traditions of integration, political involvement and vehement interdisciplinarity, most recently embodied by artists like Princess Nokia, Kathy Acker, Diamanda Galás, Underground Resistance, Donna Haraway, BRUJAS and Penny Arcade.

Sarah Ortmeyer has shown her works at Kunstverein München (Munich); Belvedere21 (Vienna); Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw); Palais de Tokyo (Paris); MAK Center (Los Angeles); KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin); Wittgenstein House (Vienna); Stedelijk Museum Bureau (Amsterdam); Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt); MoMA PS1 (New York); Tel Aviv Museum (Tel Aviv), Monnaie de Paris (Paris), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), Swiss Institute (New York).

Index

Sarah Ortmeyer, PS NEW YORK, 2017, black heart painting on paper,
scissor cut by Milton Glaser, black frame, linen, 106 x 156 cm

Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, PS MONSTER, 2018, marbled ostrich egg,
with gratitude to master marbler Dirk Lange, AP

All print materials published by Performance Space New York by Erin Knutson & Sarah Ortmeyer.


Vitrine 1
1 Solange Knowles at Performance Space New York Gala (close up), print on silver paper, 2019
2 Solange Knowles at Performance Space New York Gala, print on silver paper, 2019
3 Hannah Black, Beginning, End, None, No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
4 Kathy Acker in East Village brochure, offset print, 2018
5 PS New York heart sticker, 2018
6 Diamanda Galás & Davide Pepe, Schrei 27, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
7 Performance Space Gala brochure, offset print, 2018
8 Business Card Performance Space New York (backside), offset print, 2018
9 Performance Space New York Gala invitation, offset print, 2018
10 Underground Resistance, Posthuman Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
11 Underground Resistance, Posthuman Series, 2018
12 East Village Series brochure, offset print, 2018
13 PS New York heart tattoo, 2018
14 Business Card Performance Space New York (backside), offset print, 2018
15 PS New York letter paper, offset print, 2018
16 Penny Arcade, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
17 PS New York letter paper board of directors, offset print, 2018
18 Kia LaBeija at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
19 Posthuman Series brochure, offset print, 2018
20 No Series brochure, offset print, 2019
21 PS New York thank-you card, offset print, 2018
22 PS New York envelope (large), offset print, 2018
23 Princess Nokia at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
24 Eileen Myles at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
25 Solange Knowles at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
26 PS New York envelope (large), offset print, 2018
27 PS New York drink tickets, 2018
28 Chloë Sevigny at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019

Vitrine 2
1 PS New York letter paper, offset print, 2018
2 Performance Space New York Gala invitation, 2019
3 Performance Space New York Gala brochure, offset print, 2018
4 PS New York thank-you card, offset print, 2018
5 PS New York envelope (small), offset print, 2018
6 Business Card Performance Space New York (front side), offset print, 2018
7 Performance Space New York Gala brochure, offset print, 2018
8 Keanu Reeves with ripped heart shirt, print on silver paper, 2019
9 Business Card Performance Space New York (backside), offset print, 2018
10 Performance Space New York Gala invitation, offset print, 2018
11 Michael Stipe, Instagram post, 03.02.2018, print on silver paper, 2019
12 PS New York heart sticker, 2018

Stack 1
1 PS New York heart sticker, 2018
2 PS New York heart tattoo, 2018
3 PS New York letter paper, offset print, 2018
4 PS New York envelope (small), offset print, 2018
5 PS New York thank-you card, offset print, 2018
6 East Village Series brochure, offset print, 2018

Stack 2
1 PS New York heart tattoo, 2018
2 PS New York heart sticker, 2018
3 PS New York envelope (large), offset print, 2018
4 Performance Space New York Gala brochure, offset print, 2018
5 No Series brochure, offset print, 2019
6 Rose Salane wearing the East Village Series t-shirt, 2018
7 Erin Knutson at Performance Space New York Gala, 2019, print on silver paper
8 Subway station Lexington Av/63 St by Rose Salane, c-print, 2019
9 PS MONSTER by Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, print on silver paper, 2018
10 Kathy Acker in PS New York heart, c-print, 2018
11 BRUJAS, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
12 Hannah Black, Beginning, End, None, No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
13 Ligia Lewis, Water Mill (in Meldody), No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
14 Ligia Lewis, minor matter, No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
15 Penny Arcade, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
16 Solange Knowles at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
17 Pati Hertling at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
18 Donna Haraway, Story Telling for Earthly Survival, Posthuman Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
19 Diamanda Galás & Davide Pepe, Schrei 27, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
20 Business Card Performance Space New York (backside), offset print, 2018
21 Business Card Performance Space New York (Benjamin Akio Kimitch), offset print, 2018
22 Lenape Center, Welcome to Lenapehoking, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, c-print, 2019
23 Performance Space Gala after-party, c-print, 2018
24 Sofia Benitez with PS New York neck tattoo, c-print, 2018
25 Penny Arcade, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, East Village Series, handout, 2018
26 Performance Space New York, Instagram post, 02.16.2018, Keith Haring tribute,
(photo by Annie Leibovitz), print on silver paper, 2019

Stack 3
1 PS New York envelope (large), offset print, 2018
2 PS New York letter paper, offset print, 2018
3 Test for possible PS New York ticket by Erin Knutson, 2017
4 PS New York test flag for 150 First Avenue (close up), c-print, 2019
5 PS New York test flag for 150 First Avenue, c-print, 2019

Stack 4
1 Jemima Kirke at Performance Space New York Gala, 2019, c-print
2 Performance Space New York Gala brochure, offset print, 2019

Stack 5
1 Kathy Acker in PS New York heart, c-print, 2018
2 Hannah Black, Beginning, End, None, No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
3 Kia LaBeija at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
4 Princess Nokia at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
5 Michael Stipe at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
6 Jenny Schlenzka, Ivy Arce & Michael Stipe at Performance Space New York Gala, c-print, 2019
7 Underground Resistance, Posthuman Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
8 Underground Resistance, Posthuman Series, 2018
9 BRUJAS, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
10 Ligia Lewis, Water Mill (in Meldody), No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
11 Ligia Lewis, minor matter, No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
12 Lenape Center, Welcome to Lenapehoking, East Village Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
13 niv Acosta & Fannie Sosa, Choir of the Slain (part X), No Series, in PS New York heart, 2019
14 Ron Athey, Acephalous Monster, Posthuman Series, in PS New York heart, 2018
15 Donor Chairs, black embroidery by Sarah Ortmeyer, 2018
16 Posthuman Series brochure, double spread, offset print, 2018
17 Posthuman Series brochure, offset print, 2018
18 PS New York heart sticker, 2018
19 PS New York envelope (large), offset print, 2018
20 BRUJAS, East Village Series, handout, 2018
21 PS New York letter paper, offset print, 2018
22 PS New York thank-you card, offset print, 2018
23 Performance Space New York Gala brochure, offset print, 2018
24 Friederike Mayröcker holding up a page of FLYRT including a black heart, print on silver paper, 2019
25 PS New York heart tattoo, 2018
26 Performance Space New York Award for Gala, 2019
27 Sofia Benitez with PS New York heart neck tattoo, 2018
28 PS New York heart subway station Lexington Av/63 St by Rose Salane, c-print
29 Posthuman Series posters in public space, 2018
30 Infinite red ribbon by Sarah Ortmeyer for 2019 gala invite, 2019
31 Performance Space New York, Instagram post, New York Times article showing
the black heart logo, 02.14.2018, print on silver paper, 2019
32 E-mail conversation between Jenny Schlenzka, Sarah Ortmeyer, Erin Knutson,
Pati Hertling & Raul Lopez about new donor levels: FOREVER, OBSESSION,
FLIRT, SENTIMENT, GLANCE, print on silver paper, 2019
33 Guidelines for Performance Space New York by Erin Knutson & Sarah Ortmeyer, 2018
34 PS MONSTER by Kerstin Brätsch & Sarah Ortmeyer, print on silver paper, 2018