PRINT September 1999

International Shorts

Rachel Withers


Get hip to the wonders of science, Richard Dawkins’s recent book Unweaving the Rainbow urges the art community. A range of upcoming shows seem to have answered the challenge, but they may not be quite the uplifting celebration of quantum graininess the physicist had in mind. At Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Mike Kelley will propose a dubious monument to the work of primate behavior specialist Harry Harlow in the form of a clinical, human-scale steel playroom that monkeys with the scientist’s research methods as well as Isamu Noguchi’s set designs for Martha Graham (Oct. 17, 1999–Jan. 16, 2000). Udo Wid, a “one-man institution” whose work combines neurophysiological research and free artistic experimentation, will be represented at the Secession in Vienna between October 8 and November 18. Flora Neuwirth, the up-and-coming inventor of “fnsystems” (a

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