Caliban Codex


"For my show in November [1992], I wanted to engage the New York art world specifically about its current events, including my place in those events. I also wanted to do some pieces that I had been wanting to do for a while. But I didn’t know how to put any of it together, so I made Caliban into a visual artist. I created a fictitious archive of Caliban’s drawings, letters, and sculptures as a way to explore the Third World artist in contemporary art practice. I fictionalized the fiction, in a sense, to talk about my observations about somebody else." [full text here]

Caliban is a character from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.

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