I wish I had a paper doll I could call my own...

Eleanor Antin

Apr 16 – May 27, 2016

Eleanor Antin

Eleanor Antin R. N., 1976

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Some of Antin’s best-known works were done with hand painted paper dolls and puppets in the classic little girl manner of creating worlds she can inhabit at will. The ambiguities of the passive unchanging paper faces with the insistent human, melodramatic, Bronx-accented voice are not unlike a threatening storm that only occasionally explodes but nobody gets wet. Featured in this show is Antin’s newest paper doll installation The Theatre of the Absurd (2016) with the paper doll cast acting out the current political circus, along with several of her most well-known classic video installations, The Adventures of a Nurse (1976) and The Nurse and the Hijackers (1977). Never before exhibited photographs and drawings extend the paper doll analogy.

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Eleanor Antin

Conversations (Rosie and the Professor), 1978

Eleanor Antin

Conversations (Rosie and the Professor), 1978

Eleanor Antin

Conversations (Eloise and Harry), 1978

Eleanor Antin

Conversations (Eloise and Harry Close Up), 1978

Eleanor Antin

Conversations (Dick), 1978

Eleanor Antin

Theatre of the Absurd

2016

Eleanor Antin

I wish I had a paper doll I could call my own...

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Eleanor Antin

My Four Uncles, 1976

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