Josef Bauer at Lisa Cooley | I Dropped the Lemon Tart

26.06. bis 21.08.2015

Galerie Lisa Cooley
107 Norfolk Street
New York, New York

Eröffnung: 26.06.2016

Groupshow mit Josef Bauer, Gene Beery, Leon Benn, Todd Bourret, Mathew Cerletty, Gelitin, Jenny Holzer, Ray Johnson, Sean Landers, Mernet Larsen, Scott Reeder, David Shrigley, Emily Mae Smith, Ben Vida, Yonatan Vinitsky und Amy Yao.

Along with death and taxes, human error and failure may be added as the only certainties of human experience. But if Massimo Bottura’s tale of the dropped lemon tart reads as a fable about the generative power of these errors, failure itself must be reckoned as a force with not-always-so-benign consequences. I Dropped the Lemon Tart examines the entire spectrum of the fallout from this only human constant, from the slapstick to the abject. Rather than celebrate failure, the exhibition centralizes failure as something that permeates all aspects of being. It is woven into the very nature of perception and sensation, and imbues all of our relationships, at every level—from the personal and emotional to the societal. It foils our ambitions. Its inevitability is hilarious or unjust.