Friday, January 1, 2010

Top 10 New York Gallery Shows of 2009

Installation view of "Looking Back: The White Columns Annual" at White Columns, New York. Left: Reena Spaulings, Untitled, 2009; right: Dorothy Iannone, I Am Whoever You Want Me To Be, 1970-71. Photo: 16 Miles [more]

On this first day of 2010, here are the 10 New York gallery shows I most enjoyed this year. In the interest of variety, I've limited each gallery to one spot, leading to dubious and glaring omissions, such as the absence of David Zwirner's Dan Flavin show in favor of its marginally more revelatory 1000-Polaroid Philip-Lorca diCorcia exhibition. For all those interested, here is last year's list.

10. "The Living and the Dead" at Gavin Brown's enterprise
9. "Nathalie Djurberg" with music by Hans Berg at Zach Feuer Gallery
8. Tauba Auerbach, "HERE AND NOW/AND NOWHERE," at Deitch Projects
7. Xylor Jane, "N.D.E.," at CANADA
6. Charles Ray, "Ink Line, Moving Wire, Spinning Spot," at Matthew Marks Gallery
5. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, "30 Years of Being Cut Up," at Invisible-Exports
4. Philip-Lorca diCorcia, "Thousand," at David Zwirner Gallery
3. R. H. Quaytman, "Chapter 12: iamb," at Miguel Abreu Gallery
2. Jim Hodges and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Floating a Boulder," at FLAG Foundation
1. "Piero Manzoni: A Retrospective" at Gagosian Gallery

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