“A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST” Installation View, Stephen Friedman Gallery – Kendell Geers, 2009
Stephen Friedman Gallery presents new works by South African-born, Belgium-based artist, Kendell Geers, who is known for work that confronts the viewer head on. It often startles the eye and requires a degree of interrogation from the spectator.
In this new body of work, Geers instigates a dialogue with ‘readymade’ icon and Dadaist great, Marcel Duchamp, and presents a series of glass and mirrored sculptures. Neither homage nor naïve appropriation, this new body of work demands that the viewer reassess pre-conceived notions of the ‘authentic’ – both in the art world and in wider political spheres.
Kendell Geers “A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST”
Date: November 27th 2009 – January 16th 2010
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 11:00-17:00
Place: Stephen Friedman Gallery
Address: 25–28 Old Burlington Street London W1S 3AN
Tel: +44 20 7494 1434
Text: mariko takei