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MCGINLEY’S MIRROR

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Inspired by instructional artworks by Miranda July, Sol LeWitt, Rob Pruitt, and Yoko Ono, photographer Ryan McGinley delivered cameras, rolls of film, mirrors, and sets of instruction to his subjects—who range in age from 19 to 87—and waited for the undeveloped film to be sent back to him.

McGinley’s edition of these selfies constitute the new show MIRROR, MIRROR, now on view.

Ryan McGinley, ‘Desmond’, 2018, Team Gallery

Rizzoli’s exhibition catalogue includes an essay by longtime PARIS LA contributor Ariana Reines:

“It is a peculiar gift to be trapped in something so recursive as the present, on a planet reflecting the circuits of the stars, in a society that would kill itself to become a star… If we could see and believe how lovely we are, I want to say, as the people in this book seem to do, we might not slide so endlessly down the back of the real the way it keeps happening, down the glass fronted skyscrapers, down the touchscreens our slaves made for us, scrolling down the long length of the think piece, and down the waxed anus of somebody else’s body…”*

Ryan McGinley, ‘Eric’, 2018, Team Gallery

RYAN MCGINLEY—MIRROR, MIRROR, through September 29.

TEAM GALLERY, 83 Grand Street, New York City.

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Exhibition catalogue: rizzoliusa.com/book

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From top: Jade, Eric, and Shane, all 2018. From the exhibition Ryan McGinley—Mirror, Mirror.

Images courtesy of the artists and Team Gallery.

Ryan McGinley, ‘Shane’, 2018, Team Gallery
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RYAN MCGINLEY IN CONVERSATION

This weekend, join Ryan McGinley at the FOG DESIGN + ART fair, where he will join Ratio 3 gallerist Chris Perez for a morning talk.

RYAN MCGINLEY IN CONVERSATION

Saturday, January 13, at 11:30 am.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

From top:

Ryan McGinley, Facial, 1999.

Ryan McGinley, Dash & Agathe Shower, 2000.

Ryan McGinley, Kunle (Mickey Mouse), 1999.

Ryan McGinley, Self Portrait Bathroom, 2000.

All images: © Ryan McGinley and Team Gallery, New York and Los Angeles.

HERVÉ GUIBERT

CRAZY FOR VINCENT belongs in the tradition of what you might call ‘fucked-up boy art’—not verifiably straight or gay, but just devoted to ogling the hot wreck of a handsome young thing out of his mind. Vincent [Marmousez] doesn’t call himself anything whether he’s hopping into a cerebral dude’s bed or frolicking with a babe… A history of this tradition might begin with Caravaggio’s Young Sick Bacchus, that self-portrait of the artist totally wasted with his flesh tinged green, move through Anne Carson’s verse novel Autobiography of Red (1998) and Larry Clark’s entire career, before climaxing with Ryan McGinley’s shots of the late Dash Snow. Who could resist these beautiful hoodlums, even if their company turns out to be fatal?” — Charlie Fox*

 

CRAZY FOR VINCENT, by HERVÉ GUIBERT

1989, reprinted by Semiotext(e) in 2017, translation by Christine Pichini, introduction by Bruce Hainley.

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See Ron Slate on Guibert: ronslate.com/ghost_image_essays_herv_guibert

Bottom: Hervé Guibert (1955–1991).

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