Exhibition of the week: Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years, ICA, London SW1


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Founded in 1994, their oeuvre spanning fashion, literature, film, and installation, the New York artists' collective Bernadette Corporation plays with ideas of commerce and subversion.

This first UK retrospective is maddening and fun. Mannequins are positioned throughout the exhibition, wearing "reconstructed" outfits from the corporation's fashion line. It seems unclear whether their bid to subvert consumerism from within is simply another way to be cool.

This is post-post-modern: pastiche and fragmentation with a nod to political seriousness, an everything-and-nothing aesthetic, which wants it all ways.

(020 7930 3647; ica.org.uk) to 9 June