In 1982, artist #MarenHassinger and curator Horace Brockington took the train between Van Cortlandt, Prospect, and Central Park, staging performances of Pink Trash three times throughout the span of the day. Hassinger, whose wire sculpture Leaning (1980) opens #WeWantedaRevolution, began each performance by collecting litter and replacing it with debris of her own design: pink cigarettes, newspaper, and found objects that she painted in her studio and transported in a matching magenta satchel. At once informed by color theory and discourses of public space, Pink Trash calls attention to New Yorkers’ imprints on their shared environment. This Sunday, July 23, Hassinger will revisit this historic performance on its 35th anniversary. Free with Museum admission, but RSVP strongly encouraged. Link in bio for details.
Maren Hassinger. Performance of Pink Trash, 1982. Performance documentation courtesy of Horace Brockington⠀