Just documenting some interesting things I’ve seen over the past couple weeks:
Dieter Roth, “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing” @ MoMA
One of my favorite, favorite artists, Mark Dion, at Tanya Bonakdar
William Cordova: lots of fabulous old media and audio culture. Via Sikkema Jenkins:
The work temporal landscapes (pa’ y.mishima, e.danticat y t.martin) is influenced by the Land Art movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. It references Land Art’s resistance to the logic of consumerist art and the interest in reconnecting to ancient geometric principals and the pragmatic use of materials.
The notion of translation is key in Cordova’s work. The shifting from English, Quechua, Spanish, and even Creole in his titles parallels the shifts, turns and cuts made in his constructions. References similarly have an impact on the blur of original meanings with the creation of new meanings.
temporal landscapes (pa’ y.mishima, e.danticat y t.martin) consists of a makeshift mini-screening room assembled with reclaimed wood, vinyl record monologue, and slide projector with an image that references architecture, spirituality, the magical, science fiction, textiles and modernism found within African, Andean, and Asian Diasporas.
I see a little bit of Mark-Dion-meets-Joseph-Cornell in Peter Hutchinson, “The Logic of Mountains,” at Freight Volume — even though Hutchinson preceded Dion.
Susan Phillipsz, with the Vera List Center and Public Art Fund, at The New School
Ed Ruscha, “Books @ Co.,” at Gagosian. Hyper-vigilant guards, so I couldn’t sneak even a single photo.
James Turrell, “Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures,” at PACE