Gay New York: Jonathan Horowitz at PS1
Andy's next installment from NYC.
By Andy Campbell,
10:55AM, Sun. Jul. 26, 2009
So I have a new art obsession/boyfriend in Jonathan Horowitz, whose work is politically activated (on U.S. politics, vegetarianism and queer livelihoods) and dead-pan hilarious. His retrospective at PS1, entitled And/Or features video, paintings, and installations. Some of my favorites: A bed dedicated to a rotating cast of characters (it was Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas when I went- how serendipitous considering K8's recent post), a glitter encrusted flag dedicated to Jasper Johns, and a pair of New York Posts commemorating Ronald Reagan rotting in their frames as the internet photograph (printed on archival paper) of an AIDS death was installed below.
PS1 also held a Kenneth Anger retrospective, and while I love and admire the work, the exhibition design was totally lacking. A room covered in red and black vinyl sounds cool but it was a wreck. But, you know, watching Scorpio Rising, Fireworks, Lucifer Rising and Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome never ever gets old!
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