New York


Smack Mellon

Harking back to elaborate tree forts hosting gangs of neighborhood kids, “Mir2,” a group project organized by artists Ward Shelley, Peter Soriano, and Jesse Bercowetz, brought together dozens of collaborators to build a complex of seven modules suspended from the ceiling of this Brooklyn gallery's two-story main space. Linked to one another by scaffolding, extension cords, and a profusion of thin steel ropes, the modules were connected to the gallery only by the cables anchoring them to the ceiling and by a flimsy Styrofoam footbridge held aloft by Mylar balloons, which led to a mezzanine. Such playful blurring of functional and fanciful, utility and bricolage, served a rather serious game of make-believe that wavered between the childlike and the childish.

In an entry gallery, banks of old TVs showed live and taped footage (one couldn't tell which was which) from inside Min, along with

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