8. The Parts exhibition of Text and Images

4 Parts (May 31st), 2020 by Chloë Bass Rendering, 2 double-sided flags, 5 x 10 feet each Commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library, exhibited at Center for Brooklyn History.
The Parts (May 31st), 2020 by Chloë Bass rendering of 2 double-sided flags, 5 x 10 feet each. Photo Credit: Johanna Goldfeld

4 Parts is a piece of artwork by Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Chloë Bass, Brooklyn Library’s Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence for 2021. The piece is a multiform physical installation, realized as text and images, installed in the exterior landscape of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

The installation includes two double-sided flags activating the exterior of BPL’s recently inaugurated Center for Brooklyn History. The flags contain images of the artist’s daily life and reflective personal texts, “which reside at the intersection of aphorism, diary entry, and prose poetry.” The project started on Instagram and will now be on display at several library branches.