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Alice Könitz

Chicago Project Room

Taco Stand; Shelf; Amt für Außen Dienst (Office for external affairs): The titles of Alice Könitz’s new pieces, case studies for the relation between exterior and interior space, proclaim an interest in architectural structures and units while wittily suggesting that sculpture, whose materiality also structures and problematizes such spatial dynamics, is an external affair as much as anything else, with its own politics and economy.

Taco Stand, 2000, stands in strange, funky relation to any actual taco stand: An orange Styrofoam cooler decorated with amoebic forms made of blue paper rests on reflective film near a kind of skeletal screen or room divider hung with a couple of foam octagons. The reflection on the film presents an imaginary, represented space that can be seen but not entered; the screen or divider folds and separates the actual space in the gallery but remains transparent.

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