Every Day New Outrage, 2016
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Lisa Anne Auerbach is an interdisciplinary artist who explores novel vehicles for controversial agendas and language’s ability to alter the present. She is most well-known for her machine-made knit clothing and banners that host tongue-in-cheek political catchphrases, quotations, statistics, and mantras. These conceptual text works present the “body as billboard.” They have been presented as installations and performances to challenge neutrality in fashion, feminist radicality, and the capabilities of advocacy and activism. These works link to her zines, which also seek to re-assess expectations by way of her original photographs and writing. Subjects including working from home, biking, and mega-churches, among others, have inspired publishing endeavors. Auerbach preaches the manipulative power of language and seeks vehicles that expose and counteract stereotypes while engaging her audience with innovative forms.
Auerbach has exhibited at Printed Matter in New York, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, and the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. Several elements representative of her practice – including a knit banner, clothing ensembles, and her zine American Megazine – were exhibited at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.