'Chloë Bass: Wayfinding' Installation On View at Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis

Photography by Alise O’Brien/courtesy of Chloë Bass and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

What a difference a year makes. It was September 2019 when the Studio Museum in Harlem mounted “Chloë Bass: Wayfinding,” an outdoor instal­lation in St. Nicholas Park of two dozen frosted stainless-steel plaques and billboards em­blazoned with statements like: There are times when I have agreed with you only in order to cast relief, taking physical navigation as a meta­phor for philosophical wandering. Today, the world reeling from the pandemic and racial, social, and environmental injustices, the exhibi­tion is even more relevant in its iteration at Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, where it’s on view outside the museum through October 31. Bass, a Yale- and Brooklyn College–educated multiform conceptual artist whose work “is not seeking to invent, but to reveal,” added new signs for this presentation, including: I want to believe that bodies can be different without being threatening, as well as a site-specific audio piece narrated by her. 

Photography by Alise O’Brien/courtesy of Chloë Bass and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Photography by Alise O’Brien/courtesy of Chloë Bass and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Photography by Alise O’Brien/courtesy of Chloë Bass and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Photography by Alise O’Brien/courtesy of Chloë Bass and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

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