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6a00d8341c630a53ef011570f68a94970b-pi Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua at the Armory Center for the Arts   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Yoshua Okon, Raymond Pettibon at Armory Center for the Arts May 23rd, 2009 - August 31st, 2009
Posted 6/29/09

Raymond Pettibon and Yoshua Okon work together seamlessly. Hipnostasis, their collaborative installation at the Armory, is a one-minded project. Yet it’s more opaque than work I’ve seen either artist do on his own. Pettibon’s raw scrawl is there without its pop-infused narrative and Okon’s unpretentious social commentary has become mythological.I first saw Hipnostasis through a chain-link gate. I had to ask to be let in, and while I know the gate exists to secure the video monitors, I still thin... [more]

Simonstarlingweb I can do that!   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Johanna Billing, Jennifer Bornstein, Andrea Bowers, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Harrell Fletcher, Josh Greene, Cameron Jamie, Alan Kane, Michele O'Marah, Yoshua Okon, Hirsch Perlman, Long March Project, Jim Shaw, Simon Starling, Javier Téllez, Jeffrey Vallance, Eric Wesley at CCA Wattis Institute April 23rd, 2008 - August 9th, 2008
Posted 5/30/08

The exhibition Amateurs begins with a statement by the exhibition curator Ralph Rugoff where he explains that the exhibition seeks to "[depart] from the hyperprofessionalization characterizing so much cultural production today." Amateurs marks a shift in the discussion of high-art versus low-art. Previous exhibitions that included works by Jim Shaw, for instance, always had the inherent hint of irony. Irony is less in the forefront here and therefore this exhibition informs the dialogue surrou... [more]

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