JANE CAVALIER is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail.
MERIEM BENNANI: Siham and HafidaBy Jane Cavalier
With a distinctive combination of documentary storytelling, slapstick humor, and cartoonish animations, Meriem Bennani transforms the main gallery of the Kitchen into a theater of the absurd with her spectacular new video installation, Siham and Hafida (2017).
Rachel Harrison PrasineBy Jane Cavalier
Deciphering Rachel Harrison’s sculptures is like playing charades, except that in Harrison’s version of the game, there’s never one answer. Her sculptures pantomime the failure of discourse to fully wrap words around art.
ALEX BRADLEY COHEN: Flat TopBy Jane Cavalier
The exhibition title is a play on two simultaneous traditions: the modernist charge to flatten illusionistic space and the “flat top” hair cut popularized during the Def Jam era of hip hop.