New York, NY
Throughout her career, artist and activist Ann Messner has consistently challenged the unresolved schisms between notions of private life/space and public/civic experience, focusing on the relationship between the individual and the larger social body within public space or discourse.
WHY WE LOVE ANN:
- Ann was a key player in The Real Estate Show, breaking ground as one of the first art shows to expose the inequities of real estate in New York
- More recently she critically analyzed the “war on terror” through a series of tabloid and video works created with direct- action collective A.R.T. link
- Meteor, her 1980 public intervention in Times Square, presaged our current age of technological reliance and interconnectedness