While visiting Amy Sillman's exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins this month, readers can pick up the latest volume of The O-G for a buck. Folded inside the low-budget artist booklet is a small poster, "Some Problems in Philosophy," sort of a crib sheet to understanding the famous philosophers and their theories, from Descartes through Derrida. In handdrawn chart form, the poster (originally made as a drawing for the show) lists the "great" and "not so great" about each. In a postscript at the bottom Sillman advises readers not to worry about Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Elizabeth Grosz, and other women philosophers. "Women - who cares what they think?? Don't even bother--probably minor stuff--[!]" In this terrific exhibition, Sillman drolly explores the battle between conceptual art and painting, latching onto the image of a lightbulb as both muse and model.
Here are a few iPhone images of the larger paintings:
"Amy Sillman: Transformer (or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?)" Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY. Through May 15.