Caretakers of Nowhen

A detailed consideration of Xavier LeRoy’s Retrospective and its reinvention of the exhibition format. The essay considers performers’ bodies as ‘temporal things’ and thinks through their relation to orders of display in museum spaces and to the ‘crisis of progress’ for the human subject.

Aesthetics of Standstill, eds. Barbara Gronau, Reinhold Görling and Ludger Schwarte, Sternberg Press, 2019. ISBN 9783956794674.

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Caretakers of Nowhen Xavier Le Roy, Retrospective, 2014. MoMA PS1, New York. Photo: Matthew Septimus, © MoMA New York.