Aleksandra Mir

In the Public Domain

Art Listings, The New York Times, New York, Oct 2003
By Holland Cotter

In The Public Domain
10 Sept - 4 Oct 2003
Greene Naftali, 526 West 26th Street, NY - USA

'IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN,' Greene Naftali, 526 West 26th Street, Chelsea, (212) 463-7770, through tomorrow. A great idea. For this show the gallery is functioning as a modest-size bookshop stocked with inexpensive and hard-to-find publications, in several media, by or about contemporary artists. From Lucas and Sternberg Press come polished books on Kai Althoff and Marcel Odenbach. A collaborative called Continuous Projects (Wade Guyton, Seth Price and Bettina Funke) offers photocopies of a hot publication of yesteryear, Avalanche. The musician Arturo Lindsay is represented by CD's; Ara Peterson, of the disbanded Forcefield collective, by a riveting video of horror movie outtakes. Most fun, and very cheap, is a tabloid newspaper published by Aleksandra Mir, a young New York artist who should be on everyone's radar by now.