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Bjarne Melgaard at Red Bull Arts New York

FEB. 16–APR. 9 • 220 WEST 18TH STREET

Muppet in collaboration with Jim Henson Company and Babak Radboy, 2016. © Bjarne Melgaard. Image courtesy of Red Bull Arts New York.

Muppet in collaboration with Jim Henson Company and Babak Radboy, 2016. © Bjarne Melgaard. Image courtesy of Red Bull Arts New York.

Billed as “a multi-level psychopathological department store,” Melgaard’s show promises to envelop viewers in his signature irreverent, controversial style, and his newly formed fashion label. The show entails an event where visitors will be able to take Melgaard’s personal designer clothing for free, a muppet collaboration with Jim Henson Company, and over 100 mannequins dressed in the artist’s new streetwear line.

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Installation view of "Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior" at Red Bull Studios in 2014. Courtesy Red Bull Arts New York.

Installation view of "Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior" at Red Bull Studios in 2014. Courtesy Red Bull Arts New York.

New York’s Red Bull Studios has mounted a number of eye-catching and buzzed about exhibitions over the past three years. Now the energy drink company is doubling down on its commitment to the arts with the newly re-christened Red Bull Arts New York.

Under its new name, and with former studio manager Max Wolf at the helm as chief curator, the initiative will continue to collaborate with US-based museums, institutions, and arts-focused non-profits. But Wolf intends to grow the program to build more international relationships in 2017.