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Suchan Kinoshita

Galerie Nadja Vilenne

The desiccation of the art scene during the summer season can easily cause one to mistake the slightest relief in the landscape for an unexpected oasis. But it was not just the typical paucity of substantial exhibitions that accounted for one’s feeling of gratitude at this show, “La carrière d’un spectateur” (A Spectator’s Career). This time, it was the profound generosity of the artistic offering one was thankful for.

Suchan Kinoshita presented what practically amounted to a mini-retrospective. On two floors, twelve pieces (old, recent, and never before seen) were exhibited, casually retracing a practice initiated in the early 1990s. Admittedly, if one were looking for a synthesis in the selection and distribution of the works—and the exhibition’s thematic recapitulations and scenic organization around a central axis, not to mention the inclusion of several objects displayed in a single

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