Smoke Flows in All Directions by Aaron Young
Galerie Almine Rech is currently featuring the art of Aaron Young. The exhibit marks Young’s first solo exhibition in France and is aptly titled, Introducing Aaron Young. Aaron Young has received criticism in the past for what some described as “thin spectacle”. Others have described Young’s art as the embodiment of “art world decadence”. This is mostly due to a showing that involved motorcyclists who Young hired to drive over painted wooden panels.
Key figures in the art world may have not been amused, but the media picked up on the story rather quickly. That said, one of Young’s videos of a motorcyclist repeatedly cycling around the San Francisco Art Institute was bought by MoMA. Young also creates sculptures and drawings. The exhibit at Galerie Almine Rech will come to a close on June 6th, 2009. For more information visit, www.galeriealminerech.com.