Bari Ziperstein: Set Patterns
February 24, 2023 - April 1, 2023
Charles Moffett:
431 Washington St,
New York, NY 10013

Ever since her 2015–16 residency at the Wende Museum in Culver City, ceramicist Bari Ziperstein has immersed herself in the aesthetics and ideas deployed in Soviet propaganda, particularly how visual culture and architecture signal repressive social and political ideologies. Each large-scale standing sculpture and wall-hanging piece here serves as a vehicle for these ideas—particularly the Soviet predilection for Brutalist architecture and textile patterns depicting vibrant florals, productive factory workers, and electrified innovations—and potential channels for information and misinformation in equal measure.

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