Rachel Harrison Considers the Lobster

by Art Fag City on June 24, 2009 · 14 comments Blurb + Events


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale. All photographs Karen Archey.

Those who enjoyed the Rachel Harrison room at the Venice Biennale may want to make the trip up to Bard this Saturday to attend the opening of her show, Consider the Lobster. As our photos indicate, she’s given those of us who saw the Biennale a head start at lobster consideration.  So far, however, I don’t have any special reflections, past the observation that silver matches pink and black very well.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.


Rachel Harrison at Making Worlds, Venice Biennale.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Karen Archey

    Is “Considering the Lobster” a weird art history reference? I keep thinking about
    Broodthaers: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue13/espiritdecor.htm

    and Koons: http://www.afterartnews.com/115_let-them-eat-lobster-jeff-koons-in-versailles/

    I feel like I’m forgetting way more!

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Karen Archey

    Is “Considering the Lobster” a weird art history reference? I keep thinking about
    Broodthaers: http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue13/espiritdecor.htm

    and Koons: http://www.afterartnews.com/115_let-them-eat-lobster-jeff-koons-in-versailles/

    I feel like I’m forgetting way more!

  • Joe

    the obvious dali phone. and anne vallayer-coster’s been doing lobster since 81′.

  • Joe

    the obvious dali phone. and anne vallayer-coster’s been doing lobster since 81′.

  • http://kristieholiday.blogspot.com/ Kristie Holiday

    Really Really Really Horrible. I HATE this kind of Art. Meaningless Dribble. I mean…

  • http://kristieholiday.blogspot.com/ Kristie Holiday

    Really Really Really Horrible. I HATE this kind of Art. Meaningless Dribble. I mean…

  • http://amoryblaine.tumblr.com Amory Blaine

    As someone who thought there were too many Rachel Harrisons in the world, I’m glad to see she’s tackling the nagging problem of there not being enough Caderes and Artschwagers to go around. Thank you, that’s very kind of you.

  • http://amoryblaine.tumblr.com Amory Blaine

    As someone who thought there were too many Rachel Harrisons in the world, I’m glad to see she’s tackling the nagging problem of there not being enough Caderes and Artschwagers to go around. Thank you, that’s very kind of you.

  • Emily

    Haha, looks like you beat me to it, art fag – starting an art blog that is; I think we both have yet to figure out what is just so compelling about…sorry, I just realized there was a lobster made of…newspaper? perched on a re-constructed cardboard box? Enlighten me…and thanks for the sexy unicorn pics.

  • Emily

    Haha, looks like you beat me to it, art fag – starting an art blog that is; I think we both have yet to figure out what is just so compelling about…sorry, I just realized there was a lobster made of…newspaper? perched on a re-constructed cardboard box? Enlighten me…and thanks for the sexy unicorn pics.

  • brooke

    it’s also the title of a David Foster Wallace collection of short stories, transparent really. Spend more than fifteen minutes on a title, and next time don’t plagiarize.

  • brooke

    it’s also the title of a David Foster Wallace collection of short stories, transparent really. Spend more than fifteen minutes on a title, and next time don’t plagiarize.

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    If you click the link Paddy provided, one immediately encounters the sentence: “Consider the Lobster, titled after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, is the first major survey of New York-based artist Rachel Harrison.” brooke and others on this thread should consider learning more
    about this marvelous newfangled technology called “linking.” (Go, Rachel!)

  • http://tommoody.us tom moody

    If you click the link Paddy provided, one immediately encounters the sentence: “Consider the Lobster, titled after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, is the first major survey of New York-based artist Rachel Harrison.” brooke and others on this thread should consider learning more
    about this marvelous newfangled technology called “linking.” (Go, Rachel!)

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