johnleiser

Spring @ PS1

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm

A show at PS1 is like returning to your grammar school, PS1 get it!  So I tiptoe in, waiting for the principal to tell me I’m late or didn’t do my homework; the dog ate it I swear! And this springs show is like a lesson in twenty to twenty first century art. From contemporary Israeli videos by Yael Bartanato; decades spanning film by Kenneth Anger; to Leandro Erlich’s great swimming pool; to Lutz Bacher’s Kennedy centric work; to Jonathan Horowitz video soundscape?; and ending with Florian Slotawa’s furniture arranged like a Monrian painting it seems that PS1 is trying to tell us where the art came from and where it is going. The way that the works relate or don’t seems to be the point of this special show. Each work stands on its own and the added tension of seeing such different concepts pulling the viewer from classroom to classroom like different periods in a school  day makes this a learning experience as well as showcasing the individual artists.

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