Matthew Deleget, Zero-Sum, 2014, 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art

Michelle Grabner’s Whitney Biennial is a Grand “Curriculum”
By Mary Louise Schumacher
Journal Sentinel
March 14, 2014
www.jsonline.com (full article)

“…Down in the basement near the museum’s cafe is a particularly wonderful gesture by Matthew Deleget, who instead of contributing a painting, installed a vitrine with a gathering of seminal books on art and theory that he bought on the cheap, a stand-in for the ideas that individuals and institutions have discarded. Like Michelle’s show, it’s a rescuing and relishing of ideas.

And you see this theory pinging around the show. It is re-animated by a cacophony of wonderful, artist-to-artist conversations that recur and overlap in every corner of the show. It continues, too, in written form in the exhibition catalogue…”

Image:
Matthew Deleget
Zero-Sum (detail), 2011-present
42 discounted & discarded art publications, vitrine
Site-specific installation for the Whitney Museum
Dimensions variable

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