Sun, 10 June 2007
This week Michelle Grabner and Duncan interview Gaylen Gerber.
"Gaylen Gerber's work often incorporates the artwork of
other artists in its realization. Gerber asks other artists to cooperate with
him and let their work be installed against the ground he provides. In doing so
he focuses our attention on a central aspect of perception, which is that to
perceive something at all you must first be able to perceive it as distinct
from its context or background. By positioning his work as the contextual
ground against which we see another work of art, Gerber draws attention to the
permeability of the distinctions between object and context and fundamentally
questions the stability of perception itself. Gaylen Gerber has exhibited
widely including recent exhibitions and cooperative projects at the Musee d'Art
Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in
Exhibition view of Gaylen Gerber's 2006 Mudam exhibition featuring Gerber's work with Kay Rosen, Sam Salisbury and Remy Zaugg. Zaugg's text roughly translates: and if, as soon as I act, I was not being anymore. Photo: Jean-Noel Lafargue."
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