Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stand still like the hummingbird

June 28 - August 3, 2012

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Stepping out of time can be a risky proposition, however carefully planned the escape. Art has always been in conflict with time: whether as a magical or religious symbol of the eternal, as the marker of its maker’s immortality, and, in the twentieth century, as an increasingly riven material object in a virtualizing world. The hummingbird in the title of the group show “Stand still like the hummingbird” at David Zwirner may appear to be motionless, but that’s only because its wings are beating like crazy. Similarly, much of the work on display may appear Postconceptualism cool (or in the case of Marcel Duchamp’s Comb [1916 - 1964], pre-Conceptualism insouciance), but provocative tensions flutter beneath the surface. (Alan Gilbert) 

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