Friday, May 6, 2016

William Leavitt at Greene Naftali

William Leavitt, Installation view, Telemetry, Greene Naftali, New York,  2016
Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Photograph: Elisabeth Bernstein

If it hadn't been film sets it would have seemed corny, but since these were the remnants of the way the world's image was constructed we were forced to believe them. The set broadcast becomes a truth. Truckloads of sand replaces the snow for B+W olympic broadcast in order to avoid whiteout, making neither version real. The world and its double overlay, and the shift in experience of seeing the world superposition real and facade, the world as malleable substance. Look at the designs for it.

See too: Group Show at Greene NaftaliGuillaume Bijl at Nagel DraxlerDavid Lieske at MUMOKAlicja Kwade at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen