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Puppets By Philippe Pareno and Rirkrit Tiravenija

All The Puppets
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These Puppets (2009) are representations of artists and curators, including the artists who made them — Rirkrit Tiravenija (far left) and Philippe Pareno (third from left). The series also features Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Carsten Holler, and Jorge Pardo, artists who are strongly associated with the “relational aesthetics” movement of the late 1990s and early 2000s, which sought to encourage interaction with and among viewers.

Artist Puppets

The idea for the puppets arose when the artists were invited to a panel discussion in 2005, but could not attend. Instead, they sent puppets in their place. After learning that their playful act was positively received, the artists decided to make more puppets to use in future situations.

Five Puppets

Though these puppets have not necessarily been put to such use, they remain an apt symbol of a movement that requires participation in order to be fully realized and understood.

Three Puppets

Photographed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.


Wayne White’s Invisible Ruler at Joshua Liner Gallery

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The fall gallery season kicked off in a huge way on the evening of September 11th, with dozens of opening receptions competing for attention and the streets of the Chelsea Gallery District packed like Sixth Avenue during the annual Village Halloween Parade as art lovers scrambled to make it to as many shows as possible. It was a blast! Our first stop of the evening was one of our favorite spots, Joshua Liner Gallery, for Invisible Ruler, featuring new works by Wayne White, an exhibit which did not disappoint!

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