Caroline Elbaor

  • picks May 10, 2019

    Oto Gillen

    The relationship one has with one’s hometown can be complicated and meaningful, raising questions about individual and collective identities. In his latest exhibition, “Compass Rose,” Oto Gillen demonstrates the same keen understanding of the significance of place and origin that has informed his shows since 2014. A lifelong New Yorker, the artist has made works that can be interpreted as odes to his city (the most prominent example being New York, 2015-17, featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial).

    This exhibition brings together four photographs taken in 2017 (all printed in 2019) at different