Saturday, 27 August 2011

Singular Visions

Two very outstanding works I saw in NYC at Whitney Museum's exhibition Singular Visions - Robert Grosvenor's minimalist sculpture Tenerife and Paul Chan's 14-minute video projection 1st Light:


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Grosvenor's Tenerife was mysteriously floating in mid-air - some might even argue that it's speedily flying - despite its seemingly heavy components.  Chan's 1st Light slowly unleashed its melancholic power as silhouettes of things and human figures appeared on the floor, where the video was projected.  Things (mobile phones, laptops, cars, sunglasses) were gloriously rising while human figures were tragically falling.  Both Grosvenor's and Chan's works are very powerful indeed.

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