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  • Carey Young

    The Power Plant

    Carey Young’s Everything You’ve Heard is Wrong, 1999, documents the artist at the Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park, a place practically synonymous with free speech. Standing on a small stepladder in the middle of a crowd peppered with other orators, including a gesticulating Muslim cleric in white, she distinguishes herself by wearing smart executive attire and attracts passersby with a lecture on how to speak in public. This video—the oldest of the twenty-one works on view in “Counter Offer,” Young’s recent solo show at the Power Plant and her first major survey—encapsulates the aesthetic

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