American Vanitas

VICTORI + MO is proud to present American Vanitas,an exhibition of new mixed media work from Joe Nanashe, opening September 9, 2016. This will be the artist’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery.


A selection of video, photography and sculpture rooted in Dada, Minimalism and vaudeville, American Vanitaspresents an uncompromising vision of the Republic’s tragicomic landscape.


Furthering the artist’s efforts to catalogue modern American simulacra fusing the humorous and the grotesque, American Vanitassuggests a socio­political climate so dire as to be teetering on the absurd.


“American Standard,” an outsize photo of an American Standard­brand urinal, references Duchamp’s readymades and employs the spare text as a signifier of the country’s current political discourse. It also references the body, turning simple human utilitarian action into an implied conceptual performance, a theme consistent throughout the exhibition and the artist’s career.

Start Date

September 9, 2016

End Date

October 16, 2016


06:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Victori + Mo Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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