Some Thing Else

June 19 – August 1, 2008
at Peter Blum Chelsea

Some Thing Else

The New Yorker
July 28, 2008

A violent performance with no actor (an installation by David Adamo), protest sign with no message (an absurdist sculpture by Charles Goldman): this witty intelligent show, organized by Simone Subal, presents works in which absence activates form. Sit on Julien Bismuth's carpet covered cube and feel an audio text rumble up your spine. In Erin Shirreff's moody video, the planes of a model Tony Smith sculpture are visible only when covered in snow. Mika Tajima's high-design prints on wheels, which double as a screen for a slide show of past performances, evoke a missing figure, a theme reiterated by Nin Brudermann's wacky project, centered on a patented bodysuit.