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Strange Powers

by Wendy Dembo in Culture on 19 July 2006

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A few weeks ago Creative Time curator Peter Eleey explained that we generally look to art for a transformative experience when he was telling me about the concept behind the group show “Strange Powers,” which opens today 19 July 2006 and runs through 17 September 2006. The works that Eleey and co-curator Laura Hoptman chose for "Strange Powers" are imbued with many more forms of spellbinding magical powers than traditional art, hopefully lending a supernatural experience to visiting the show. Including art by James Lee Byars, Sophie Calle and Fabio Balducci, The Center for Tactical Magic, Peter Coffin, Jennifer Cohen, Anne Collier, Trisha Donnelly, Douglas Gordon, Jim Lambie, Euan Macdonald, Jonathan Monk, Senga Nengudi, Paul Pfeiffer, and Eva Rothschild, among others, tonight I will suspend my disbelief and venture into the exhibition—and leave with my free Hex Spell sticker (courtesy of the Center for Tactical Magic) and maybe a bit more faith.

Strange Powers
Opening 19 July 2005, 6-7:30pm
64 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 map
tel. 01 212 206 6674

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