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Édouard Vuillard, Woman in a Green Hat (Madame Hessel), ca. 1905, oil on cardboard, 42 1/2 x 30 3/4". From “In the Still Epiphany.”

*“In the Still Epiphany”

Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Édouard Vuillard, Woman in a Green Hat (Madame Hessel), ca. 1905, oil on cardboard, 42 1/2 x 30 3/4". From “In the Still Epiphany.”

To celebrate the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts’ tenth anniversary in its Tadao Ando–designed building, the institution decided to showcase the world-class reserve of work collected by its founders, Emily Rauh Pulitzer and her late husband, Joseph R. Pulitzer Jr. Charged with selecting a curator, Emily Pulitzer invited New York–based artist Gedi Sibony, a surprising choice, given that he is known for staging minimal sculptural gestures in decidedly unmonumental materials—drywall, plastic sheeting, patches of industrial carpet. But to the extent that his practice is largely one of responding to spaces rather than altering them, arranging rather than constructing, and perceiving the poetic in whatever’s at hand, he turns out to have been the perfect choice. With characteristic sensitivity and restraint, Sibony executed “In the Still Epiphany” such that the exhibition fully

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