Sturtevant: Leaps, Jumps and Bumps

Art

Contemporary art

Serpentine Gallery

Until Mon Aug 26 2013

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    Installation view 'Leaps, Jumps and Bumps'

    © 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

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  • Sturtevant

    Installation view 'Leaps, Jumps and Bumps'

    © 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

    Sturtevant
  • Sturtevant

    Installation view 'Leaps, Jumps and Bumps'

    © 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

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    'Warhol Diptych', 2004

    Photo © Asa Lundén, courtesy of Moderna Museet, Stockholm

    Sturtevant first repeated the work of Warhol only a few months after his first exhibition of flower screenprints in New York in 1964. Warhol would famously say when asked about the meaning of his work, ‘I don’t know, ask Elaine Sturtevant.’

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    'Duchamp Fresh Widow', 2012

    Photo: © 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

    There’s something wonderfully ironic about Marcel Duchamp being aped by Sturtevant. The original, made in 1920 by the master of the readymade to replicate a traditional French window, becomes pointedly unoriginal in the hands of the doyenne of duplication.

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    'González-Torres, Untitled (America)' 2004

    Image © 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

    Back in 2000, Félix González-Torres’s light work was shown in his solo exhibition at the Serpentine. Repeated in a different formation, Sturtevant’s version plays on the Cuban artist’s idea of using everyday materials in simple configurations that anyone could copy – and expands on his themes of ownership and consumption.

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    'Foucault Fold', 2006

    Photograph: Loren Muzzey; © 2013 Sturtevant; courtesy Serpentine Gallery

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Installation view 'Leaps, Jumps and Bumps'

© 2013 Jerry Hardman-Jones, courtesy Serpentine Gallery

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Eman

To be honest, I found this exhibition rather shallow, uninspiring and uninspired. The outdoor structure besides the gallery is outstanding, btw I strongly recommend the Blumenfeld one (at Somerseth House) you mention in your site, anyway. Thanks for that hint, it turned out to be impressive, allow yourself a good hour to appreciate it.