previews

  • Jason Rhoades

    Kunsthalle Nürnberg
    Lorenzer Straße 32
    July 2–September 20, 1998

    At least since last year’s Lyon Biennale, Jason Rhoades has been one of the most sought-after young artists in Europe. Now, Eva Meyer-Hermann, director of the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, has landed the artist’s first German solo show. While the installation is bringing together some of Rhoades’ earlier works, the Kunsthalle’s seven rooms will be crammed with artifacts prepared (or, better, collected) just for this show. In characteristic fashion, Rhoades binds his personal, hermetic obsessions and his concerns with the history of Western art and culture. It’s no wonder then that the show’s accompanying bilingual publication is designed like an encyclopedia and includes not just the traditional curator’s essay but also several by outsiders, from an automotive historian to a neurological researcher.