Once Upon a Time in Forevermore
Since the mid-1980s, Marnie Weber (1959, Bridgeport, CT) has been exploring the fields of music, performance, and film, as well as installation, collage, and sculpture. Each of these practices spills over into the others, so that her exhibitions must be considered as total artworks, as a single immersive installation that intermingles systems of representation.
Weber considered her 7,800 sq ft exhibition on the second floor of the museum as a major step in her career. Visitors walked down a minimalist Western-style street represented by a few façades from a county fair and inhabited by clowns, costumed animals, and scarecrows. The decor and the characters from the films being projected had invaded the museum’s rooms. Repressed elements from American culture re-emerged on the surface of signs and images. Marnie Weber belongs to a generation of Californian artists who, in the land of Hollywood, Walt Disney, and all manner of sects, have continually striven to pervert their fantasies and ideologies.
- Exhibition curated by Paul Bernard