June 24, 2005

Robert Smithson -Whitney Museum


Robert Smithson at the Whitney is a great exhibition. The scope of the work is thrilling. You can see him take a variety of late sixties styles and synthesize them while forming his own unique vision. His site/non-site sculpture and photos are as fresh now as when they were first done. Even when working on a grand scale, Smithson seems to create a personal intimacy. You're not overwhelmed by the work but rather feel invited in. there's a level of zanyness in some of his works that tends to belie any pompous posturing. It's what is best about Americans. We can be disarmingly playful.

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June 12, 2005

Burlesques Contemporains Jeu De Paume


Burlesques Contemporains is curated by Cristophe Kihm a young French curator. The Jeu De Paume is in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. Kihm's premise or organizing principle is how Burlesque has influenced contemporary art.

The show runs from June 6th to September 6th. Here's the list of artists;

Kim Adams, bas jan Ader, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Gilles Barbier, Stéphane Bérard, Anna & Bernard Blume, Olaf Breuning, Claude Closky, Alain Della Negra, Wim Delvoye, Éric Duyckaerts, Richard Fauguet, Fischli & Weiss, Massimo Furlan, Gilbert & George, Rodney Graham, Richard Jackson, Martin Kersels, Jacques Lizéne, Saverio Lucariello, Laurent Malone & Dennis Adams, Pierre Malphettes, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hikaru Miyakawa, Jonathan Monk, Hiroharu Mori, Gianni Motti, Dennis Oppenheim, Phillippe ramette, Roman Signer, Peter Sinclair & G.H. Hovagimyan, Michael Smith, Anne De Sterk, Veit Stratmann.

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