Thursday, July 14, 2016

Felix Gonzalez-Torres at Andrea Rosen

Installation view of: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. 3 May - 18 June, 2016. Cur. Julie Ault and Roni Horn. Images courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

"Like the Don Quixote of Pierre Menard by Borges; it’s exactly the same thing but it’s better because it’s right now. It was written with a history of now…” The now distance between becomes the very thing that is felt, rising again in the current political decline. Time passes, causing eventual significance to rise and fall in it, events that become distant are felt against against the glaring alarm of today's violence, and the space between, the erosion and swelling of meaning, of emotion, like lungs breathing, like a tide going in and out over Aunt Jo's Kitchen 1965, like candy refilling and taken.

See too: On Kawara at the GuggenheimAlejandro Cesarco at Midway Contemporary Art