Magazine article Artforum International

Back at You: Cady Noland

Magazine article Artforum International

Back at You: Cady Noland

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"THEY ARE CONFRONTATIONAL, TOUGH," says Cady Noland about the artists she brings together here. "WHUT CHOO LOOKIN AT, MOFO?" asks Adrian Piper's alter ego in Self Portrait as a Nice White Lady, 1995. It's a question of who's welcome, who's allowed in and who's not. It's a question of "hosts" and "guests." The viewer may not be the only one who feels uneasy--the artists themselves take considerable risks. Chris Burden's early performances, for example, posed obvious dangers to the artist--aesthetic, physical, and moral. Willing to break a "fourth wall"--in Burden's case, his own skin--these artists are also keen "to get the last word," Noland says. Burden's collages consist of reviews of his work bearing the artist's marginalia. He's shooting back--even, as Noland puts it, at the risk of "shooting himself in the foot."

In Konrad Klapheck's work, the machine is host. Here Noland sees "the weight of German historical machinery, both literally and figuratively. …

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