PRINT January 2001

US Shorts

Emily Erikson, Robert Rosenblum, Martha Schwendener

IN THE VAST POST-FORMALIST LANDSCAPE, a Robinsonade: Artists wandering the shifting sands of digital reality create their own oases in “Comfort: Reclaiming Place in a Virtual World” (Mar. 9-May 20). Curated by Kristin Chambers at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Andrea Zittel, Jorge Pardo, Gregor Schneider, and others set up camp in interstitial zones negotiated by recombining art and life practices. There’s a good chance this show will be a far cry from “Perfect Acts of Architecture,” a show of 130 drawings from 1977-87 at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Jan. 27–Apr, 15)—for who cares less about comfort than jet-set architects (Libeskind, Eisenman, Tschumi, and others)? The MIT List Visual Arts Center’s “Inside Space: Experiments in Redefining Rooms” (Jan. 27-Apr. 8) promises to be similarly fantastic: Monica Bonvicini, Oona Stern, Henrik Olesen, and others aim to disorient

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