PRINT February 2020

POPE.L WALKS INTO A ROOM

Simone White

This week’s newsletter features “Pope.L Walks into a Room,” an essay on the artist and performer by poet and scholar Simone White that appeared in Artforum in February 2020. “Misconceptions,” Pope.L’s first solo video exhibition in Germany, is on through November 21 at Portikus in Frankfurt.

“Poetic vitality is threatened by the museum’s capacity to cast words, to reorganize and slow them as objects,” notes Simone White in her piece “Pope.L Walks Into a Room,” which was published in the magazine on the occasion of “member: POPE.L, 1978–2001,” the artist’s 2019 exhibition at the Museum of Modern