Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Contemporary Art Quarterly


Cross referencing Greene-Naftali, CAQ is missing around 7 exhibitions of Bacher's, but also contains another 2 the Greene-Naft CV does not mention. This cross reference and accounting was interested in being profound. It is not. In a world of such connectivity and surveillance planes can still go missing in the dark part of the ocean. Just "Vanish." The thought of this now is unthinkable. Heads erupt on CNN speaking 24/7 to its unfathomability, babbling as a comfort nightlight. The map becomes the territory because it produced the most socially, economically, and material fungibility. The map is productive while experience and anecdotes are not. At best words, writing, babble, in comparison to the marketability of information, of knowing, is just a form of letting someone on the other side of a screen know you are there. Everyone has an opinion, but only one person has the stock from which opinions fount. Now with ease I can know what Bacher was up to in 1988, and all along a thing for granular substance spread across blank expanse, spilling items across floors, sand, baseballs, black orbs, and dusty bookplates of the galaxies, grainy film etc. etc.

See too: And so Quarterly has come to pass.

For the Vinyl Completist, the following appear to be missing.
1992 Sex with Strangers, Trial Balloon, New York
1997 Bunny Yeager LA, Los Angeles
1997 A Closed Circuit, Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
1996 Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
2005 Being There - I Like To Watch TV, (ongoing video installation at White Columns)
2005 Particpant Inc, and Taxter & Spengemann, New York
2006 Bots, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2008 Taxter & Spengemann, New York