David Goldblatt – AXA Exhibition
This is the announcement from the show at the AXA Gallery in NYC, the second stop on the shows’ cross-continental tour. It opened in August, 2001, and was meant to close in October. The show got very good reviews locally and in a number of cases was more or less touted as a “must-see.” I think in a way it was meant to be Goldblatt’s “break-out” show in the U.S. Unfortunately, the events of September 11th curtailed that schedule. Partly because every public place stopped to reassess their security situation and partly because it seemed unseemly to enjoy anything or we were too exhausted to take in art or that art in some way was momentarily diminished, the show was closed that day and not reopened.