n°265/ Overvisible

March 2017

by Nathalie Azoulai

There are cities where you read things closely, on the metro, from behind somebody's shoulder and there are some where you read things from a much further perspective, while driving on a subway. In a nutshell, it could be a way to distinguish New York from Los Angeles. In its greenhouse atmosphere and its electric halo, Los Angeles deduces a kind of overvisibility rate blowing up words that couldn't spring from a tiny territory such as, for instance, Belgium or Netherlands, stating that you need space to spread words. Take Ed Ruscha's work. Take many of what is currently shown at the MAC of Lyon and till July 9.

 Ed Ruscha