Surely there’s more to Thomas Hirschhorn’s sprawling “Cavemanman” installation at Barbara Gladstone in Chelsea - like referencing Al Qaeda’s mountain caves and Lascaux (and the fake Lascaux, shown here in video) - but by the time you get to the end of the tunnel, the “1 Man = 1 Man” graffitti may seem like a bit of an obtuse conclusion. Trying to picture what the gallery looked like before the cardboard and all that tape, though, is really something else.

- Tucker Nichols [Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002]


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