Caucus at Schroeder Romero

by Art Fag City on January 10, 2008 Events

Untitled (Falling Buffalo)
David Wojnarowicz, Untitled, [Falling Buffalo], 1988-89, Gelatin-silver print . Courtesy of P.P.O.W.

Schroeder Romero
637 West 27th Street, Suite B, 212-630-0722
January 10 – February 16, 2008
Opening: Thursday, January 10, 6 – 8PM

Even if the intent behind all the work in Schroeder Romero’s exhibition Caucus, isn’t political, David Wojnarowicz’s photograph capturing buffalo falling off a cliff certainly takes on a few of these qualities, particularly in light of the primaries. A well known painter and photographer working in the 80’s and early 90’s, Wojnarowicz work as a writer and activist, takes on an equally sad poetic tone. DiVA TV hosts an mp3 from his Reading series well worth the listen.

I suspect some of the other work in the show may lack Wojnarowicz’s sophistication; William Powhida’s website documenting the artworld’s allies and enemies as identified by you, for example, feels a little shallow for my tastes, but I guess we’ll see how that piece turned out tonight. Much like a mixed tape, very few group exhibitions present work that pleases everyone equally.

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