Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof
101 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
April 20 – May 29, 2015
April 20, Carolina Nitsch opens Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof, an exhibition of oversized silk scarves designed by Mike Kelley and used in a 1989 collaboration with choreographer Anita Pace. Kelley and Pace collaborated on a number of projects, including Blonde Condition (1990), Beat of the Traps (1992), Pole Dance (1997), and Test Room (1999). For Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof, the oversized scarves were worn by performers who put on a kind of heavy metal fashion show, accompanied by the sounds of Motörhead. The performance was most recently restaged at the openings of the Mike Kelley retrospective at MOCA, MoMA PS1, and The Stedelijk Museum.