BOMB Magazine: Vera Iliatova's Tenants

By Richard J. Goldstein

Windows fly past as the elevated train plows by those buildings impossibly close to the tracks. Any glimpse is too fragmented and momentary to catch a look inside. But, the zoetrope effect spins the imagination out to complete the view, and I wonder how many of those rooms are filled with artwork hoping to be seen and how many sites and non-sites it would take to hold them.


Vera Iliatova takes the group show as an opportunity to reveal the network existing between artists with Tenants. Hanging works side by side she gives context, not in terms of style, price tag, gender, or age, but in terms of friends. There’s nothing nepotic about this selection as a genuine sense of family pervades in the hanging and space of the work. 


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March 29, 2010