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  • Claude Levi-Strauss, 2007, mixed media, 67 x 82 x 25".

    Rachel Harrison

    Kunsthalle Nürnberg
    Lorenzer Straße 32
    September 15 - November 4

    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
    Limmatstrasse 270
    April 29 - June 24

    Often blobby, rarely slobby, Rachel Harrison’s sculptures zig just when you expect them to zag. Neither easily formalist nor really readymade; seemingly discrete, though often grouped as if for some sort of bacchanal; candy-colored and yet thoroughly theoretically pedigreed; all the while turning the “photographic” into the sculptural and vice versa—Harrison’s work is America’s answer to Isa Genzken’s, though usually with an even rowdier feminist twist. The show, curated by Heike Munder, is accompanied by a suitably fancy-pants catalogue and combines six sculptures, whose titles nod to good guys and bad, and the associated series of photographs from the artist’s recent outing at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York with the added fun and discombobulation of a new “gigantic” installation.