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Gedi Sibony

Greene Naftali Gallery

Neo-psychedelia had a fleeting moment a few years back, but for the better part of this decade Western contemporary art has lacked “movements.” Have critics become too skittish to proclaim a movement when they see one? Has the teeming art world simply achieved total heterogeneity? Both may be true, but, as the New Museum’s recent “Unmonumental” exhibition suggested, some of today’s sculptural work does have a somewhat unified sensibility (if not yet an umbrella term): anti-epic, reverent of the scavenged item, and concerned more with object arrangement than with object creation. Gedi Sibony may well be the poster boy for this type of art.

Sibony’s is a wispy, dandified minimalism. His assemblages are fashioned from construction and home remodeling castaways: colorless carpets, crumpled cardboard boxes, a wayward door. Often, he presents a single item of this sort as a found object. His

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