Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano is an internationally acclaimed American artist whose work has been shown in major institutions in the United States and abroad. Serrano was born in 1950 in New York City. He attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1967 to 1969, where he studied painting and sculpture. Andres Serrano’s name, along with Robert Mapplethorpe’s, was at the crossroads of the 1989 Cultural Wars when Serrano’s photograph, “Piss Christ,” became the subject of a national debate on freedom of artistic expression and the public funding of controversial art. “Piss Christ”, an ethereal image of a crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine, remains the artist’s most controversial and misunderstood work. Serrano is represented by Nathalie Obadia Gallery.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Andres Serrano

Sep 282014

Whose space, Our space! Photography in Public Space

Photographers are turning their documentary images into large-scale public photography displays. The choice to mount site-specific exhibitions imbues the photographs with added layers of meaning. Who owns the space? Who is its intended audience? And who is forced to see and live with it daily?

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