artcritical presents three writers’ responses to the exhibition, “Robert Gober: The Heart is not a Metaphor,” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which runs from October 4, 2014 to January 18, 2015. Lee Ann Norman and Dennis Kardon are regular correspondents at artcritical. Steve Locke, the Boston-based artist, is a guest contributor to this special series. In her review of the concurrent MoMA exhibition of Christopher Williams, Amelia Rina (see links below) offers an extensive comparison of that show with Gober’s. The artist has been the subject of earlier reviews at artcritical: a show at Matthew Marks Gallery was reviewed by David Cohen in 2005, and the same show was discussed at The Review Panel that year, where Cohen’s guests were Robert Storr, Gregory Volk and Karen Wilkin.
ROBERT GOBER, b. 1954, Wallingford, CT
More information on the artist can be found at Matthew Marks
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