previews

  • Beat Streuli

    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
    Grabbeplatz 4
    April 24–June 20, 1999

    Beat Streuli, a spectral surveyor of behavior in public spaces, remains wedded to the street in this show of work from his recent travels to Sydney and Tokyo. What’s new isn’t so much the subject matter as the presentation: In addition to a dozen eight-foot-wide photographs, the exhibition will feature two rooms’ worth of wall-sized slide projections, video, and a sound track of recordings Streuli made on the streets while photographing. The Kunsthalle’s Rupert Pfab plans an installation that highlights Streuli’s comparison of Asian (Japanese) urban life with its Western (Australian) counterpart. With any luck, the density of media will also bring out Streuli’s considerable talent for seductive surveillance.