New York

Tauba Auerbach

Deitch Projects

Tauba Auerbach hit the ground running a few years ago with a well-received debut at Deitch, followed by her recent participation in the New Museum’s “Younger Than Jesus” exhibition, and now this second buzzed-about show at the gallery—and she’s not yet thirty. Precociousness often keeps company with impatience, and on first look it seems Auerbach has dispensed with the concerns of her earlier work with typography, alphabets, and codes in favor of the even brainier bailiwicks of logic and physics. She, however, identifies a through-line: A previous interest in how language can embarrass and even violate its governing principles has developed into a preoccupation with what the show’s press release described as “the collapsing of two conflicting states.” Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and a musical instrument were marshaled into a meditation on the standoffs between, and ultimate implosion

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