Part 2 of our 2011 Armory summary covers the remainder of the main Pier 94, straight ahead from the entrance. Part 1 of the review (which includes an explanation of the format) can be found here.
Catherine Edelman Gallery (here): Julie Blackmon (2), Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison (3), Gregory Scott (3), Nan Goldin (2), Myra Green (group of 23). Green’s works depict the close-up features of the artist’s face (ears, nose, mouth, lips), in an exploration of black stereotypes. I liked the messiness of the ambrotype process, which adds a blunt roughness to the simple forms. To get a sense of scale for the image below, each work is just a few inches by a few inches, each easily held in one hand. The whole set was available for $44000.
Galerie Eigen+Art (here): Rémy Markowitsch (8). A water damaged auction catalogue forms the basis of Markowitsch’s images. The reproductions are torn and eroded, allowing multiple layers to show through, creating interlocking patterns and textures in black and white. They were priced at $22000 each.
Galerie Guy Bartschi (here): Marina Abramovic (1), Nan Goldin (2)
Rena Bransten Gallery (here): Vik Muniz (2), Candida Hofer (2)
Bryce Wolkowitz Galley (here): Ola Kolehmainen (2)
Yossi Milo Gallery (here): Yukio Onodera (11), Simen Johan (2), Alison Rossiter (2 diptychs), Sze Tsung Leong (2), Loretta Lux (2), Pieter Hugo (2). Hugo’s imposing portrait is from a sprawling computer recycling facility in Ghana, where spare parts and metals are salvaged. It was priced at $23000.
Cardi Black Box (here): Shirana Shahbazi (1)
Voges Gallery (here): Martin Liebscher (1)
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery (here): Tim Davis (6)
Michael Stevenson (here): Viviane Sassen (6). Sassen’s work has a quiet dance-like elegance; I particularly liked the one of the far left below, where the anonymous body lounges amid the drapery. These were priced between $2000 and $7500.
Luciana Brito Galeria (here): Caio Reisewitz (1), Allan McCollum (1), Geraldo de Barros (8), Rochelle Costi (5)
Goodman Gallery (here): Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin (1), Mikhael Subotzky (3), Jodi Bieber (1), David Goldblatt (1). Goldblatt’s elevated image of an endless shanty town resolves itself into intricate texture and dense pattern. I remember asking the price, but I somehow didn’t write it down.
Galerie Laurent Godin (here): Gonzalo Lebrija (3)
Carolina Nitsch (here): EV Day (6), Alyson Shotz (6), Vera Lutter (3). Shadowy new photogravures by Lutter, this time of pyramids. They were $6000 each or $15000 for the set (pre-publication).
Timothy Taylor Gallery (here): Susan Hiller (11)
Produzentengalerie Hamburg (here): Wael Shawky (2)
Galerie Sfeir–Semler (here): Akram Zaatari (3), Yto Barrada (2)
Kukje Gallery (here): Candida Hofer (1)
Galerie Krinzinger (here): Frank Thiel (1), Kader Attia (1), Paul McCarthy (2), Oleg Kulik (2), Rudolf Schwartzkogler (2), Gunter Brus (1), Otto Muehl (10), Valie Export (1), Marina Abramovic (8), Angelika Krinzinger (4 triptychs). Krinzinger’s images depict fragmented bodies supported by plastic braces with velcro strips; the effect is sculptural and abstract. The triptychs were priced at $2500 each.
Galerie Thaddeus Ropac (here): Sturtevant (11)
Sies + Höke (here): Etienne Chambaud (2), Joao Maria Gusmao and Perdo Paiva (4)
Part 3 can be found here.