Requiem or Same Day Dry Cleaning System
Tuesday January 11, 1983 – Saturday February 5, 1983
Requiem or Same Day Dry-Cleaning System was an installation- based exhibition conceived by Abram Nitsberg, Jim Renvelh and Alex Rudansky, three Russian—born artists living in New York City. The project, intended as a critique of the idolization of iconic historical figures within the contemporary context, was centered around a revolving conveyor system similar to those used by commercial dry cleaners to store cleaned garments. Cardboard cutouts of blue jeans—ostensibly belonging to these icons of world history—were hung from the conveyor. The project thus served as a metaphor for the cyclical nature of history, while also conflating pop culture with past historical events.