• Haegue Yang, The Intermediate—Antenna Basket on Rings, 2017, artificial straw, powder-coated stainless steel, steel wire, artificial plants, TV antennae, 70 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 31 1/2". From the series “The Intermediates,” 2015–.

    Haegue Yang

    Galerie Chantal Crousel

    The themes that Haegue Yang investigates in her recent work—the sixth sense, grafts between the natural and technological realms—are always seen as in process. In the end she leaves her own thoughts regarding them unresolved, as signaled by her recurrent use of the adverb quasi in titles of works and shows over the past decade or so: Quasi-MB, 2006–2007, and “Quasi—Pagan Minimal” and “Quasi- Pagan Modern” (both 2016). This prefix indicates the incomplete attainment of a condition, a property, or an identity, suggesting that the status of the work is suspended and calling attention

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  • Nalini Malani, The Job, 1997, cloth, metal, bell jars, vinyl, rice, lentils, turmeric, salt, chili powder, digital video (color, silent, 10 minutes). Installation view. Photo: Philippe Migeat.

    Nalini Malani

    Centre Pompidou

    I walked into a womb-like interior—and panicked. Eight clear Mylar cylinders were suspended from the ceiling, each one painted on the inside and lit from within, and they were made to rotate, so that they projected shifting, sliding colored images on the walls as they spun around and around: a little girl on crutches, schools of fish gobbled up by a bigger fish, mutilated limbs and intestines swirling in the red glare, and . . . was that Lewis Carroll’s Alice suspended in a pool of blood? The sword-wielding Mad Meg, an apparition from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s eponymously named 1562

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