POST BY PADDY JOHNSON
Amy Yao, Entryways to Exit Strategies, 2010, Prefabricated doors with custom hardware, wood, Acryla, dye, 30 3/4 x 84 1/4 x 7 1/2″, Photos, David Benjamin Sherry, all prints 30×40 inches
My review of the PS1 Great New York show is up now. The show could have been a lot better.
“Color is in.” “Installation art is back.” “Video-art heavy.” These are just a few observations you’re likely to read or make yourself at PS1’s Greater New York show, a survey of art made in the New York area over the past five years filling four floors of the converted school in Long Island City. I’ve been grouchy lately, so I’m already tired of hearing the trends. I’m also tired of giant unfocused group shows. You can guess what this is.
Of course, unfocused is what you get when the only selection criteria for an exhibition is the geographic location of the artist and the individual taste of curators Connie Butler, Klaus Biesenbach and Neville Wakefield. As a viewer you just have to accept this as a characteristic of any show of this nature, though there are ways to lay out a show so it’s not bewildering for the viewer. Greater New York found none of them.
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