Nuremberg

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

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

Nuremberg

Rachel Harrison

Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Lorenzer Straße 32
September 15–November 4, 2007

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
April 29–June 24, 2007

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.