“It Means It Means!” curated by Tom Morton
The British artist Charles Avery and curator Tom Morton have taken “meta” to new levels at Galerie Perrotin. For years Avery—a superb draughtsman—has been adding to the geography of his imaginary island, a pencil on paper universe where tourists, locals and fabulous beasts bring philosophical points to life. Here he’s added a Guggenheim-style museum for Morton, whose fictional mirror-world exhibition inside a real one, is based on—what else?—couples. Putting Avery’s skills to the test, the exhibition includes Robert Morris’s cubes and Charles Ray’s Ink Line, a mid-gallery thread-like line of constantly pouring ink, which an islander blunders into upon hearing Tino Sehgal’s opera-singing gallery attendant.