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Rey Akdogan, Artikelgruppe (detail), 2012, ceiling fan, PVC-strip curtain, industrial halogen lights, sandblasted glass diffusers, aluminum fan blades, light with Lee 748 and Lee 238 lighting gels, dimensions variable.

Rey Akdogan

Miguel Abreu Gallery | Orchard Street

Rey Akdogan, Artikelgruppe (detail), 2012, ceiling fan, PVC-strip curtain, industrial halogen lights, sandblasted glass diffusers, aluminum fan blades, light with Lee 748 and Lee 238 lighting gels, dimensions variable.

Who didn’t move to the Big City for the nightlife? Or at least the idea that it’s there for you if you want it? Well, prepare to be happy: Rey Akdogan’s show “night curtain” was open to the public from dusk to midnight. Accordingly, it took full advantage of an often-ignored truth of metropolitan art-viewing, one that the night hours at Palais de Tokyo in Paris have exploited to great effect for years, and that the lines out the door for the occasional late nights at New York museums demonstrate: People love to see art after the sun goes down. Doing so changes the whole texture of the viewing experience. Being able to wander into Akdogan’s exhibition after dinner, instead of having to rush in before the 6 pm end of a typical gallery’s “business hours,” made for an entirely different and in many ways preferable kind of art spectatorship, one colored more by leisure and reflection

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