Art can repackage experiences in any number of ways; this can either shed light on a problem or give it a coat of bullshit gloss. In the case of rape trauma, choreographer Rebecca Patek’s vision is clear.
The Cat Show at White Columns has everything and nothing to do with cats. Everything, because most of the 134 artworks show cats or cat-related ephemera—like litter boxes, scratching posts, or yarn. Nothing, because the themes of many of these works aren’t about cats at all.