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“To see [Michael Jordan] soar through the air, a sparkling, shiny creature traveling at the speed of light, landing in every first, second, and third world city all at once, is to understand you play a minor role in a very big game. . . . His reach defines the meaning of community in the television age.” With these words, Paul Pfeiffer establishes his arena: the global economy of the spectacle that is today’s superstar. Pfeiffer’s earlier photo-based installations often dealt with his Filipino and gay identity; during graduate school at Hunter College in the early ’90s, he was involved more in the local chapter of Act Up! than in the art world. Lately he has turned his attention to the technology of representation, to the multiplication, restructuring, and distribution of human images. But as the evocation of His Airness demonstrates, Pfeiffer has not abandoned his investigations of

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