Gaylen Gerber

Gaylen Gerber

This week Michelle Grabner and Duncan interview Gaylen Gerber.

“Gaylen Gerber’s work often incorporates the artwork of other artists in its realization. Gerber asks other artists to cooperate with him and let their work be installed against the ground he provides. In doing so he focuses our attention on a central aspect of perception, which is that to perceive something at all you must first be able to perceive it as distinct from its context or background. By positioning his work as the contextual ground against which we see another work of art, Gerber draws attention to the permeability of the distinctions between object and context and fundamentally questions the stability of perception itself. Gaylen Gerber has exhibited widely including recent exhibitions and cooperative projects at the Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg, Luxembourg; FRAC-Bourgogne and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Photo Caption

Exhibition view of Gaylen Gerber’s 2006 Mudam exhibition featuring Gerber’s work with Kay Rosen, Sam Salisbury and Remy Zaugg. Zaugg’s text roughly translates: and if, as soon as I act, I was not being anymore. Photo: Jean-Noel Lafargue.”

The closing song goes out to Duncan.

Gaylen Gerber
Tony Tasset
Kathryn Hixson
Stuart Keeler
Nick Cave
Kerry James Marshall
Justin Cooper
Carol Jackson
Documenta 9
The Suburban
Sherrie Levine
Locust Projects
Kay Rosen
The High Museum

The Renaissance Society
David Robbins
Dave Muller
Sam Durant
Three Day Weekend
Three Walls
Charles Irvin
UC Irvine
Donald Young Gallery
Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg
Remy Zaugg
Cartier Foundation
Daniel Buren
Tyson Reeder
Heimo Zobernig
Gerwald Rockenschaub

Julian Schnabel
Joseph Beuys
Blinky Palermo
United Colors of Benetton
The Art Institute of Chicago
Tibor Kalman and M & Co.
Colors magazine
Marie-Claude Beaud
Denys Zacharopoulos
Albert Oehlen
Helen Mirra
Stephen Prina
Peter Zumthor
The Museum of Contemporary Art
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_93_Gaylen_Gerber.mp3

Christopher Hudgens