Sunday, January 3, 2016

John Knight at Greene Naftali

John Knight, Installation view, a work in situ, Greene Naftali, New York, 2015

Knight's seminal Cold Cuts is one of the better entrances into why the practice has been so influential, that Knight's most exasperating aspects are its most powerful forms, the ultimately austere cold display system establishing authority and meaning through severe withholding, editing as meaning, leaving the signifier hanging without its signified meaning rush to fill it.

see too: Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda at Francesca Pia, Merlin Carpenter at MD 72, Christopher Williams at MoMA