New York

Michael Snow

The Center For Inter-American Relations

Since Michael Snow’s reputation rests largely on his films, it is no surprise that about half of his show, “About 30 Works by Michael Snow” at the Center for Inter-American Relations, are films. I cannot comment on La Région Centrale as I haven’t yet seen it, and there isn’t much point in my writing about those films I have seen as Snow’s cinematic production has already been so thoroughly analyzed as to make my comments repetitious and naive. The rest of Snow’s art, that which more conventionally fits into a gallery situation, is not as powerful as his films but can be seen to show the same concerns. Those concerns are basically showing the perception of reality to be contingent on the place from which the perceiving is done—in Snow’s case, the location of the camera. And in this sense, a connection can be seen with Dibbets’ work and a general connection between Snow’s work and Les Levine’s

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