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ABORTION IS NORMAL — PART 2

Recognizing the ongoing threat to reproductive rights in the United States, ABORTION IS NORMAL—sponsored by the Downtown for Democracy Independent Expenditure Committee—is an “emergency art exhibition curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol and organized by Marilyn Minter, Gina Nanni, Laurie Simmons, and Sandy Tait.”*

Part 2 of the show opens this week at Arsenal Contemporary in Manhattan.

Contributing artists include Allison Janae Hamilton, Ameya Marie Okamoto, Amy Khoshbin, Andrea Chung, Arlene Shechet, Barbara Kruger, Betty TompkinsCajsa von ZeipelCarrie Mae Weems, Carroll Dunham, Catherine Opie, Cecily Brown, Chloe Wise, Christopher Myers, Christen Clifford, Cindy Sherman, Delano DunnDerrick Adams, Dominique Duroseau, Elektra KB, Fin Simonetti, Grace Graupe Pillard, Hank Willis Thomas, Hayv Kahraman, Jaishri Abichandani, Jack Pierson, Jane Kaplowitz, Jon Kessler, Jonathan HorowitzJonathan Lyndon Chase, Judith Bernstein, Judith Hudson, Katrina Majkut, Louise Lawler, Lyle Ashton HarrisMarisa Morán Jahn, Michele PredMiguel Luciano, Mika Rottenberg, Nadine Faraj, Nan GoldinNarcissister, Natalie Frank, Rob Pruitt, Ryan McGinley, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Sarah Sze, Shirin Neshat, Shoshanna Weinberger, Shout Your Abortion, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Suzy Lake, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Viva Ruiz, Walter Robinson, Wangechi Mutu, Xaviera Simmons, Yvette Molina, and Zoe Buckman.

New editions by Paul Chan, Rashid Johnson, and Richard Prince are also available.

ABORTION IS NORMAL*

Opening Night

Tuesday, January 21, 6 pm to 8 pm.

Exhibition runs through February 1.

Arsenal Contemporary

214 Bowery, New York City.

Abortion is Normal, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, New York, January 9–18, 2020, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, January 21–February 1, 2020, from top: Nadine FarajYo Aborte, 2016; Judith Bernstein, Abortion is Normal, 2019; Lyle Ashton HarrisBillie #21, 2002; Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2019; Marilyn MinterCuntrol, 2020; Shoshanna WeinbergerHair Between the Legs, 2015; Arlene ShechetTo Be Continued, 2018; Nan GoldinGeno by the lake, Bavaria, Germany 1994, 1994; Christen CliffordI Want Your Blood, 2013–2020 (detail); Rob Pruitt, American Quilts 2018: Neighbors, 2018; Catherine Opie, Nicola, 1993; Natalie Frank, Portrait 1, 2019; Laurie SimmonsMother Nursery, 1976; Ameya Marie OkamotoThe Notorious RBG, 2018; Barbara KrugerWho will write the history of tears?, 2011. Images courtesy and © the artists, the photographers, Downtown for Democracy, and Abortion is Normal.


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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