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"Pass Me The Butterfly"
2002-07-25 until 2002-09-15
d.u.m.b.o. arts center
USA United States of America
Pass me the butterfly features work in a variety of media that makes interventions into
the world that are minimal and delicate, yet sharp and resonant. Rather than build heroic,
egotistical monuments, these artists emphasize the illuminating details. With measured
moves, they reveal deep intricacies and magnify the previously overlooked, making
things appear emotionally, personally or spiritually larger than they were before.
Ross Knight (New York) makes sculptures from metal rail and vinyl sheeting that have
very large dimensions but very little volume, while Erwin Wurm (Vienna), who is showing
concurrently at MoMA and MassMoCA, contributes a pedestal that allows viewers to
transform themselves into temporary statues. Denisa Lehocka (Bratislava) creates a
three-dimensional drawing that stretches from floor to ceiling.
Jeff Green (New York) makes a discrete but unavoidable intrusion into the gallery floor.
Fynnegan Sloyan (New York) also camouflages his work within existing architectural
elements, while Jan Mancuska* (Prague) builds an improvised domestic space. A visual
prank by Christoph Büchel (Basel), who recently auctioned his place in the upcoming
Manifesta on e-bay, might easily be overlooked, but never avoided.
Jesper Alvaer (Oslo) shows a series of short video extracts projected onto a home
movie screen, while collaborative couple Duke & Battersby (Nova Scotia) use the
medium to document short performances and other narratives. Finally, the
photographs of Will Rogan (San Francisco) depict accidents that have an extremely
small probability of ever occurring.