new-york

Les Levine

Fischbach Gallery

Les Levine’s Position occupied almost half of the downtown Fischbach Gallery, while selected video works, Bodyscape, an enormous aggregation of 150 photographs in six horizontal rows adding up to a full-length portrait of Levine “on its side,” and Landscape, another photographic work seemed to be there almost because a certain amount of space was left over from Position. Position is a sort of political art talent test. Photographs of windows were taken following certain rules regarding the place from which the photograph was made, such as standing as far to the right of the window as possible and on three dictionaries. The photographs are then blown up, cropped in accordance with the shape of the window, and mounted on the wall presumably at a height corresponding to the height of the actual window in the room. On the floor under the odd-shaped photographs of windows and at specified

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