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Gabriel Orozco, Atomists: Evasive Action, 1996, computer-generated print, 78 5/8 x 37 1/2". From “Grey Flags.”

New York

“Grey Flags”

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves Street
May 7 - July 30

Curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer

“Grey Flags” rounds up a generation-spanning coterie of artists who, in a variety of mediums, flood the marketing circuits of the art world, engaging in direct interventions (à la Seth Price, whose work here is the commandeering of the exhibition’s title and promotional text from the institution) or simply dancing between the categorical raindrops (à la the protean John Armleder). All nineteen participants, including Lutz Bacher, Tacita Dean, Allen Ruppersberg, Shirana Shahbazi, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, resist pigeonholing and branding—something that can also be said of artist Paul Pfeiffer, here making his curatorial debut alongside SculptureCenter curator Anthony Huberman. In addition to forty-four works made since 1971, the show will feature performances, lectures, and a massive catalogue with contributions from each artist—but don’t expect any of them to sum things up neatly.