Rachel Harrison Considers the Lobster

by Art Fag City on June 24, 2009 · 14 comments Blurb + Events


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale. All photographs Karen Archey.

Those who enjoyed the Rachel Harrison room at the Venice Biennale may want to make the trip up to Bard this Saturday to attend the opening of her show, Consider the Lobster. As our photos indicate, she’s given those of us who saw the Biennale a head start at lobster consideration.  So far, however, I don’t have any special reflections, past the observation that silver matches pink and black very well.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.

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Karen Archey June 25, 2009 at 1:25 am

Is “Considering the Lobster” a weird art history reference? I keep thinking about
Broodthaers: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue13/espiritdecor.htm

and Koons: http://www.afterartnews.com/115_let-them-eat-lobster-jeff-koons-in-versailles/

I feel like I’m forgetting way more!

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Karen Archey June 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Is “Considering the Lobster” a weird art history reference? I keep thinking about
Broodthaers: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue13/espiritdecor.htm

and Koons: http://www.afterartnews.com/115_let-them-eat-lobster-jeff-koons-in-versailles/

I feel like I’m forgetting way more!

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Joe June 25, 2009 at 11:53 am

the obvious dali phone. and anne vallayer-coster’s been doing lobster since 81′.

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Joe June 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm

the obvious dali phone. and anne vallayer-coster’s been doing lobster since 81′.

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Kristie Holiday June 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Really Really Really Horrible. I HATE this kind of Art. Meaningless Dribble. I mean…

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Kristie Holiday June 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Really Really Really Horrible. I HATE this kind of Art. Meaningless Dribble. I mean…

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Amory Blaine June 26, 2009 at 1:24 pm

As someone who thought there were too many Rachel Harrisons in the world, I’m glad to see she’s tackling the nagging problem of there not being enough Caderes and Artschwagers to go around. Thank you, that’s very kind of you.

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Amory Blaine June 26, 2009 at 8:24 am

As someone who thought there were too many Rachel Harrisons in the world, I’m glad to see she’s tackling the nagging problem of there not being enough Caderes and Artschwagers to go around. Thank you, that’s very kind of you.

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Emily June 27, 2009 at 2:19 am

Haha, looks like you beat me to it, art fag – starting an art blog that is; I think we both have yet to figure out what is just so compelling about…sorry, I just realized there was a lobster made of…newspaper? perched on a re-constructed cardboard box? Enlighten me…and thanks for the sexy unicorn pics.

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Emily June 26, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Haha, looks like you beat me to it, art fag – starting an art blog that is; I think we both have yet to figure out what is just so compelling about…sorry, I just realized there was a lobster made of…newspaper? perched on a re-constructed cardboard box? Enlighten me…and thanks for the sexy unicorn pics.

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brooke June 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm

it’s also the title of a David Foster Wallace collection of short stories, transparent really. Spend more than fifteen minutes on a title, and next time don’t plagiarize.

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brooke June 29, 2009 at 5:58 pm

it’s also the title of a David Foster Wallace collection of short stories, transparent really. Spend more than fifteen minutes on a title, and next time don’t plagiarize.

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tom moody July 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm

If you click the link Paddy provided, one immediately encounters the sentence: “Consider the Lobster, titled after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, is the first major survey of New York-based artist Rachel Harrison.” brooke and others on this thread should consider learning more
about this marvelous newfangled technology called “linking.” (Go, Rachel!)

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tom moody July 1, 2009 at 11:56 am

If you click the link Paddy provided, one immediately encounters the sentence: “Consider the Lobster, titled after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, is the first major survey of New York-based artist Rachel Harrison.” brooke and others on this thread should consider learning more
about this marvelous newfangled technology called “linking.” (Go, Rachel!)

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