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Sara Marcus on Heresies

Philip Vanderhyden on curating Gretchen Bender and his work with computer graphics software

Philip Vanderhyden on curating Gretchen Bender and his work with computer graphics software

New York–based artist Philip Vanderhyden talks about curating and reconstructing the work of Gretchen Bender (1951–2004) for shows at the Poor Farm in Waupaca County, Wisconsin (2012); The Kitchen in New York (2013); and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He also discusses his work for FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (2018) and his collaboration with artist and musician Stuart Argabright for a forthcoming event at Brooklyn’s ISSUE Project Room, which is copresented with Red Bull Arts New York.

PRINT March 2003

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTIAN LEIGH

Alexi Worth

For a six-year run beginning in 1987, CHRISTIAN LEIGH was one of the most visible—and ambitious—independent curators in the international art world. Then he vanished. ALEXI WORTH looks back on an enigmatic impresario of many guises whose disappearance remains as mysterious as Leigh himself.

PRODIGY

In the mid-’90s, around the time that Christian Leigh went underground, or vanished, or worse (the more lurid versions of the story pictured him at the bottom of a Venetian canal), a curious fax began circulating through New York galleries. At the time, Leigh was a familiar figure in the art world—the