Art In America

“Descartes’ Daughter”

at Swiss Institute,
18 Wooster St

Can art be both conceptual and expressive? That is the question at the crux of this show, inspired by an animatronic effigy built by René Descartes after the death of his 5-year-old daughter Francine. The philosopher king of dualism hovers over a show featuring 15 artists or duos that includes calendrical works by Hanne Darboven, an earsplitting sound work by Sergei Tcherepnin, and videos by Melanie Gilligan in which an actress assume the role of the global economy undergoing radical psychoanalysis.

 

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