BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3458@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20111202T000000Z DTEND:20111217T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&ldquo\;Accumulations&rdquo\; at Paula Cooper Gallery assembles several works of art from Bruce Conner\, Christian Marclay\, and Japanes e Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition\, on view through December 23\, compares a rtists who do not necessarily explore the same themes but does deal in in dividual ways with the act of collecting.\n\nBrice Conner&rsquo\;s film\, CROSSROADS (1976)\, uses slow-motion footage of the Bikini Atoll\, an Am erican nuclear test during the years of World War II. The historic images are haunting yet beautiful when paired with a soundtrack by Patrick Glee son and Terry Riley\, both avant-garde composers. In UNTITLED TRIPTYCH (1 974)\, the artists second piece in the exhibition\, Conner modernizes the medieval altarpiece structure\, simplifying the form and making mesmeriz ing\, abstract patterns (created by lines of unpainted linen) within the three panels. On the other hand\, Yayoi Kusama&rsquo\;s interest in abstr act forms is focused on the repetition of polka dots and their hypnotic\, almost dizzying\, ability\, as is seen in 1964 Accretion (no. Q). Christ ian Marclay presents three pieces in the exhibit. Tape Fall (1989) places a tape recorder on a ladder\, and the magnetic tape cascades to the grou nd accompanied by the sound of trickling water. Although this piece may b e considered clich&eacute\; for presenting such a literal &ldquo\;accumul ation\,&rdquo\; this piece is thought-provoking in that it&rsquo\;s devel opment is contingent on exhausting\, even destroying\, its only resources . SUMMARY:Paula Cooper Gallery: Accumulations URL:/en/events/2011/12/02/paula-cooper-gallery-accumulations/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR