The police tape strung across the opening of Pepón Osorio’s The Scene of the Crime (Whose Crime?) serves as an indication that one may observe this environment, but not enter it.
Traces of a violent altercation are apparent nevertheless: what appears to be a woman’s body lies beneath a bloodstained sheet, surrounded by broken china. The specifics of the crime are omitted, however, leaving viewers to solve the missing pieces of the puzzle themselves and to create their own narrative.
“NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, closing on Sunday, attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics. Join us tonight from 7–9 p.m. for free night!
Photo: Benoit Pailley