Harold Olejarz
Performances,1985-90

In 1985, while I was working on the Zeus figure, I realized that if I could put myself into my sculpture and make a sculpture that I wore, I could install my sculpture anywhere. This was the start of a performance art project that grew and developed over several years. Illustrated below is the first sculpture I wore and images of museum self-installations. The museum self-installations were unannounced visits that I made to a museum wearing my sculpture. I would walk into a museum wearing a sculpture and purchase an admission ticket. Once in the museum I would install myself throughout the museum.



suitsuit jump
Jumping for joy in the first sculpture I could wear
photo, Susan Rosen, 1985




whitney
Self-installation, Whitney Biennial, 1985
photo, Blaise Tobia





moma
Self-installation, Museum of Modern Art, 1985
photo, Blaise Tobia



national gallery

Self-installation, National Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1986
photo, Susan Rosen

 


new museum
Self-installation, New Museum, 1986
photo, Blaise Tobia

 

new museum
Self-installation, New Museum, 1986
photo, Blaise Tobia

 

rodin museum

Self-installation, Rodin Museum, 1986
photo, Blaise Tobia

 

 


 
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All work on this site ©Harold Olejarz 1997 - 1999 and the artists credited. No images or text may be used for commercial purposes without written permission from Harold Olejarz. Personal or educational uses are allowed with permission from Harold Olejarz.