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The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, New York, 2010. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: FAILE)


                        
                        The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, New York, 2010. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: FAILE)

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, New York, 2010. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: FAILE)

<p>FAILE. Installation view of<em> FAILE Temple </em>at the Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

FAILE. Installation view of FAILE Temple at the Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p>FAILE. <em>FAILE Temple</em> (detail), 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

FAILE. FAILE Temple (detail), 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p>FAILE. <em>Eastern Suspenso</em>, 2015. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 72 × 96 in. (182.9 × 243.8 cm). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

FAILE. Eastern Suspenso, 2015. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 72 × 96 in. (182.9 × 243.8 cm). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p><em>The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade</em>, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p><em>The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade</em>, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p><em>The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade</em>, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p><em>The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade,</em> Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, Brooklyn Museum, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p>FAILE. <em>Wolf Within</em>, 2015. Marble and bronze, 80 × 50 × 50 ft. (24.4 × 15.2 × 15.2 m). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

FAILE. Wolf Within, 2015. Marble and bronze, 80 × 50 × 50 ft. (24.4 × 15.2 × 15.2 m). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

<p>FAILE. <em>Fantasy Island</em>, 2015. Marble, 84 × 30 × 22 ft. (25.6 × 9.1 × 6.7 m). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)</p>

FAILE. Fantasy Island, 2015. Marble, 84 × 30 × 22 ft. (25.6 × 9.1 × 6.7 m). Courtesy of the artists. © FAILE. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum)

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds

July 10–October 4, 2015

FAILE, a Brooklyn-based collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, raises questions about our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions, and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art, and popular culture.

The works on view include multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures that appropriate imagery from a wide variety of sources, including American quilts, folk and Native American art, religious architecture, pulp magazines, comic books, sci-fi movie posters, adult entertainment advertisements, and storefront typography.

The exhibition includes The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, an interactive environment created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst that includes video games, pinball machines, and foosball tables that are simultaneously sculptures and functioning games. The installation is a nostalgic nod to video arcades and punk rock and graffiti culture.

Also on view is FAILE’s Temple, a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple. Made of iron, ceramic reliefs, and painted ceramics, and incorporating prayer wheels and popular-culture imagery, Temple imagines a reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds is organized by Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum.

This exhibition is supported by Allouche Gallery, The Dean Collection, and Geoff Hargadon and Patricia LaValley.

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