Monday, March 23, 2009

[Ending this Week] diCorcia, Borremans, Xylor Jane, Artist as Troublemaker

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Untitled (Thousand) [selections from Thousand], 1980's-2007. Photo: 16 Miles [enlarged]

Here are ten of my favorite Polaroids from Philip-Lorca diCorcia's show, Thousand, at David Zwirner. There are 990 more sitting on a metal shelf that spirals in a continuous line around the gallery walls. They range from the mysterious to the bizarre, combining personal shots with preparatory work for some of diCorcia's most famous work. The results are strong enough to make you wonder why he even bothers with the elaborate sets and gigantic prints. It was packed with people this past Saturday and closes this Saturday, March 28.

Also closing in the next seven days: Xylor Jane's artisanal mathematics at Canada (March 29) [mentioned here last week], Michaël Borremans's thoroughly creepy show of Dogville-esque portraits and a sixty-seven second film (March 25), also at Zwirner, and the quirky, wonderful The Artist as Troublemaker at the Austrian Cultural Forum (March 28), perfect for those needing a bit more Kippenberger after a visit to MoMA.

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