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Dave Colosi's Hat and Belt

 

1997

 

Dave Colosi's Hat and Belt @ Center for Three-Dimensional Literature

 

PRESS RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 1997

RE:  Dave Colosi’s Hat and Belt,
an artwork by David Colosi

 

Guggenheim Museum Soho
March 11,1997 - June 21, 1997

Biennale Di Firenze -- Art / Fashion opened at the Guggenheim Museum Soho on Tuesday, March 11, 1997.  A work titled Dave Colosi’s Hat and Belt was independently curated and installed into the show by the artist.  The piece consists of a black knit cap and a green rope belt.  Behind the east end museum wall, in the passageway that connects the rooms with work representing Conceptual Art & Arte Povera on one side and Contemporary Art on the other, Dave Colosi’s Hat and Belt hangs behind the sheetrock wall.  The artist had access to this space because he is employed by the museum on the Production Services crew and contributed to the construction of this wall.  The hat and belt are articles Colosi wore during the installation of the exhibition.

David Colosi is an artist and writer who received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1991 and has since performed, read, and exhibited work in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York.  He has been living and making art in New York City since 1994 and has recently completed a novel.  This is his first inclusion in a museum show.

The artist has said about this piece, “I hung my hat and belt in the passageway between the Conceptual Art & Arte Povera and the Contemporary Art rooms to act as a point connecting these categories.  I don’t affiliate myself with the categories but feel the work has a place in this ideological (not chronological) passageway.  But that place is behind the wall, unseen, unauthorized, and unrecognized.”  Colosi has remained consistent with the theme of the exhibition theme by uniting art, architecture, and fashion.

The piece is part of the collection of and included courtesy of Michael Sarff who acquired the work through private auction for a sum of $1.10.

The Guggenheim Museum Soho is located at 575 Broadway at Prince St., NY, 10012. The museum is open Sun, Wed.-Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-8, and closed Mon.-Tues. 

 

DOCUMENTATION

The presentation represented in the photograph was made after the fact as a documentary object. The backing is a piece of 3/4 inch plywood with a piece of 5/8 inch sheetrock screwed to it (backside facing in). The press release is attached to the back of the sheet rock and the hat and belt hang from the pointed ends of the screws. A transparency of the floorplan of the 2nd floor of the Biennale Di Firenze -- Art / Fashion is laminated to the inside front of the Plexiglas vitrine. The hat is positioned according to the corresponding area on the map.

 

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