EVERY INSTALLATION NEEDS A SHOE
February 28th, 2014

Paul Chan first came to notice in 2004 with a brilliant, apocalypse-minded digital animation called “My Birds …Trash … the Future” that channeled Leviticus, Beckett and Goya in a response to the American war in Iraq. After Hurricane Katrina, he took free performances of Creative Time’s production of “Waiting for Godot,” using Classical Theater of Harlem performers, to devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans in 2007. Lately he has devoted his time mainly to a publishing venture and to writing. (An excellent book of his essays recently appeared.)

As the 2014 winner of the Hugo Boss Prize, he has a solo show opening on Friday at the Guggenheim Museum. “Non projections for New Lovers” involves video projectors beaming off into space, electrified shoes, windblown fabric and a series of new books by emerging erotica writers…

Holland Cotter in NYT Arts Beat

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