December 13, 2019

Megan Liberty, Hyperallergic (December 13, 2019)

"Though published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name, Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension, is much more than an exhibition catalogue. It includes a section dedicated to each of the eight women artists in the exhibition, offering them the page-as-exhibition space to respond to Marcel Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare and Her Bachelors, Even” and the texts Duchamp wrote describing it in “The Green Box.” The work is conceived as a “hinge,” opening and functioning on multiple planes, yet tied to an initial point. Thus the title of this exhibition and book, and the design choice to create a delicate hinge binding with visible red string. The book is hyper-specific without being overly explanatory and offers a seamed (as the concluding essay by Alex Klein, titled “At the Seams,” suggests, the book actually and figuratively exposes its seams and binding) reading experience, a call-and-response of groundbreaking pre-war modernism and the vibrations of its legacy in the radical work of women artists today."

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