Spencer Tunick. Public Works 2001 ? 2004
May 18 - June 19, 2004
Spencer Tunick?s exhibition will be his first comprehensive show of photographs in New York since his I-20 show in 1998. The new photographs have been produced from public works that were organized in cities in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Finland, Portugal, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.
Tunick?s installations often encompass hundreds or thousands of volunteers; and the photographs, following the artist?s mapping strategy for individuals, are records of these events. In some of the more formal compositions, the eye is kept on abstract designs of lines and angles created before urban exteriors or skylines. In other works, the mass of tangled bodies has been compared to a single new substance. Both the live installation and the photograph reference a socially valued act between volunteers that possesses an essential dignity. Tunick?s installations are temporary experiences of controlled - sometimes sublime - chaos.
Added by higa on June 13, 2004