Jochen Becker

Bernadette Corporation New York/Paris

Founded in 1994 in New York. BC doesn't describe themselves at as a group of artist, but rather as a close-knit group of friends, that work together with each other in different place and in different forms as a fashion label, magazine, as authors or filmmakers: from 1995 to 1998 BC stood for fashion; from 1999 until 2001 they were a magazine called "Made in USA", and since 1999 they have been producing videos and installation art. In 1999/2000 they produced the film: "Get rid of yourself", about the protests in Genoa. Members include: John Kelsey, Bernadette Van-Huy and Antek Walczak.
Antek Walyzak studied at the New York University Film School in 1992 and shortly thereafter joined "Bernadette Corporation". He lives as an artist and author in Paris and produced the film "Occupational Hazard".
Selected Publications
"The Big Nothing", Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 2004
"Get Rid of Yourself", lothringer13, Munich; ACC Galerie, Weimar, 2004
"ExArgentina. Schritte zur Flucht von der Arbeit zum Tun", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2004
"Atelier Europa. Ein kleines postfordistisches Drama", Kunstverein München, 2004
"Ökonomie – There Must be an Alternative", Forum Stadtpark, steirischer Herbst, Graz, 2004
"Jetzt und zehn Jahre davor", Kunst-Werke Berlin, 2004
"Clair Fontaine", Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, 2004