As one of four original co-founders and active creative director from 2008-2014, Puotinen's work with CHERYL explored mortality, mania, the feline-human connection, the limits of shoulders, the flammability of dollar-store hair extensions, and the staining power of fake blood. Through themes ranging from topical to bizarre, the CHERYLs reveled in the joyous power of dance-induced psychosis/euphoria. CHERYL acquired a dedicated cult following and media attention for over-the-top happenings involving outrageous costumes, exuberant dance moves, and participatory dance floor suicide.
MOVE! is a two-day event at MoMA PS1, merging the worlds of fashion and art through the collaboration of designers and artists, organized by V Magazine / Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean and New York Times style journalist David Colman. There will be performances and temporary installations presented throughout the building from each of the collaborating designers and artists. Artists and designers include: Kalup Linzy and Diane Von Furstenberg; Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs; Terence Koh and Italo Zucchelli (Calvin Klein Collection); Tauba Auerbach and Ohne Titel; Olaf Breuning and Cynthia Rowley; Brody Condon and Rodarte; Rashaad Newsome and Alexander Wang; Dan Colen and Proenza Schouler; David Blaine and Adam Kimmel; Jonah Bokaer and Narciso Rodriguez; CHERYL and American Apparel; and Ryan McNamara and Robert Geller; and TELFAR + Lizzie Fitch, Rhett LaRue, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ryan Trecartin, and Leilah Weinraub.
MOVE! is part of MoMA PS1′s Free Space initiative where artists, collectives, and nonprofit arts institutions are invited to make collaborative use of MoMA PS1′s gallery space for events, rehearsals, and other live presentations.
Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, 2010
Long Island City, NY
PopRally presents CHERYL
In celebration of MoMA’s Cindy Sherman retrospective, PopRally invites you to an interactive dance party hosted by the artist collective CHERYL. CHERYL will create an immersive experience inspired by ideas of transformation, celebrity, and artifice, themes crucial to Sherman’s work. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in this unique group metamorphosis either as direct participant or captivated spectator.
March 10, 2012
9:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY