Andrew Witkin at THEODORE:Art
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Alasdair Duncan, Alasdair Roberts, Alfred North Whitehead, Alicia Hall Moran, Alighiero Boetti, Alissa Farber, Alvin Krakow, Alvin Lucier, Amy Witkin, Ana Tiscornia, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Anthony Allen, Arthur Miller, Athena Kirk, Barbara Krakow, Benjamin Chaffee, Bill Arning, Bob White, Boris Groys, Brian Zink, Carlo Schmid, Cary Leibowitz, Charmaine Wheatley, Corey Daniels, Daiki Suzuki, Daniel Scholnick, David Marks, Dick Albright, Ehud Olmert, Elaine Sturtevant, Ellen Berkman, Emily Alexander, Emily Isenberg, Enzo Mari, Erna Rosenberg, Felix Guattari, Florence Calabrese, Franz Xavier Messerchmidt, George Kubler, Hamish Fulton, Hans Peter Feldmann, Henri Héran, Horst P. Horst, Howard Gardner, Howard Moody, Ira Wool, James Castle, James Harris, James Michael Curley, Janet Passehl, Jason Moran, Jeffrey Kipnis, Jenine Shereos, Jenny Watkins, Jeremy Ziemann, Jess Rosner, Jim Ackerman, Jim Harris, Joe Scanlan, John Burns, John Dewey, John Kramer, John Paoletti, John Stuart Gordon, Jose Luis Blondet, Judith Butler, Julie Garfield Reich, Kaatje Cusse, Kat Parker-Monteleone, Kate Shepherd, Katharina Grosse, Kay Rosen, Kenneth Goldsmith, Kimon Kirk, La Monte Young, Lara Cocken, Larissa Harris, Leah Witkin, Lee Mingwei, Lila Kanner, Liliana Porter, Lis Tarlow, Marsha Ginsberg, Martha Rosler, Marvin Hagler, Mary O’Grady, Maureen Feeney, Megan Riley, Meghan Petersen, Micah Lexier, Michael Asher, Michael Bernstein, Monya Rowe, Natalia Valeria Porter Bolland, Nate Douglass, Nina Felshin, Nuit Banai, Otomo Yoshihide, Paul Herrmann, Pedro Martinez, Peter Downsbrough, Peter Kaye, Peter Littlefield, Peter Nesbett, Peter Pakesch, Pieranna Cavalchini, Puffin D’Oench, Rebecca Solnit, Rei Kawakubo, Rob Alexander, Robert Huot, Roger Conover, Roger Witkin, Roy McMakin, Ryan Cross, Sara Baker, Shellburne Thurber, Shelly Bancroft, Skyela Heitz, Stephanie Theodore, Stephen Prina, Steve Reich, Steve Romansky, Steven Leiber, Steven Skov Holt, Su-Mei Tse, Suara Welitoff, Tatyana Gubash, Terrence Gaide, Terry Albright, Tim Albright, Topher Cox, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Veronica Roberts, Vincent Katz, Will Oldham, Wisława Szymborska, Witold Rybczynski, Yoshi Shimoyama and Yves Klein, among others,
all with Andrew Witkin
3 November – 15 December 2013
Preview: Bushwick Beat Nite – October 25 6 -10 pm
Opening reception: Brunch, Sunday, November 3 from 11 am -1 pm
Gallery hours Friday – Sunday 1-6 pm
In 1993, on one of those wonderful visits to 420 West Broadway, Stephanie Theodore and her then constant companion/super-hot-dog/ queen ween, Misha, were anointed by the ooh-ing, coo-ing and ah-ing of none other than Leo Castelli and the regal Ileana Sonnabend. “Vut a vundervul dog you have!”
Ms. Theodore is doing her best to emulate the wonderful Ms. Sonnabend as a role model. Moving from a fifth floor walkup in Soho to the basement level in Bushwick and now, in 2013, to a ground level space twice as big, Theodore:Art is making moves to make this happen. While the accent is Long Island, not Bucharest, the passion and class are the same. The height is, approximately, too.
With that said, one must remember, elementary geometry has two infinities: one is arrived at through perpetual addition and the other through perpetual division. Moreover, the best questions are those that are bigger than the sum of their answers.
With that, Andrew Witkin brings a new project to Theodore:Art.
5 large works on recycled fleece, all with the same text, each redacted differently
5 recently rediscovered drypoints by Henri Héran (née Paul Hermann), conserved and custom framed
5 victorian doors altered to different levels of destruction/restoration
5 pedestals as thresholds
5 chairs made from the same sheet of Baltic (truthfully: Russian) plywood
25 books, each different, yet all from the same source
50 of the same booklet on Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
As one can see, Witkin has made a neat 100 in honour of Theodore:Art’s new perfect space.
Question thought and come experience.
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