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Alex Bag

Jan 9–Apr 12, 2009

Installation view of Alex Bag (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 9–April 12, 2009). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Installation view of Alex Bag (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 9–April 12, 2009). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

For her first solo museum presentation, Alex Bag has created a newly commissioned video installation inspired by the 1970s children’s syndicated television show, The Patchwork Family, on which the artist’s mother appeared as host. Continuing her commentary on contemporary media culture, and in her signature satirical style, Bag peoples her audience with real-life kids, as well as a variety of stock characters from her previous work, including conspiracy theorists, witches, neurochemists, corporate raiders, and suburban housewives.

This exhibition is organized by Shamim M. Momin, associate curator.