We finally got a chance to look through all of our Faile photos from the opening days of their phenomenal "Savage/Sacred Young Minds" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that runs through October 4, 2015. As you may remember in our June issue, we did a studio visit of the works in progress for the show, and today, we want to share the shots that Joe Russo took for us at the museum. 


We finally got a chance to look through all of our Faile photos from the opening days of their phenomenal "Savage/Sacred Young Minds" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that runs through October 4, 2015. As you may remember in our June issue, we did a studio visit of the works in progress for the show, and today, we want to share the shots that Joe Russo took for us at the museum. 

FAILE "Savage/Sacred Young Minds" @ Brooklyn Museum article image 1

The works on view include multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures that appropriate imagery from a wide variety of sources, including American quilts, folk and Native American art, religious architecture, pulp magazines, comic books, sci-fi movie posters, adult entertainment advertisements, and storefront typography.

The exhibition includes The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, an interactive environment created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst that includes video games, pinball machines, and foosball tables that are simultaneously sculptures and functioning games. The installation is a nostalgic nod to video arcades and punk rock and graffiti culture.

Also on view is FAILE’s Temple, a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple. Made of iron, ceramic reliefs, and painted ceramics, and incorporating prayer wheels and popular-culture imagery, Temple imagines a reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.

All photography by Joe Russo.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/