Saul Melman

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The word “portal” denotes an entrance or gateway. It also suggests a divide or transition between two places that are perhaps in opposition to each other or in constant flux, an opening through which a body enters or exits. Saul Melman’s current installation Best of All Possible Worlds—a group of translucent plastic doors overlooking the East River—is a meditation on a very particular, but ambiguous portal: the tenuous boundary between life and death, a half-way point between what is graspable... [more]