fiction in the form of art gallery plaques
May 5, 2014 5:53 PM   Subscribe

"Card Tricks by James Hannaham recommended by Jennifer Egan"
"By invoking the existence of artworks involving the gallery space, the people inside it, and the larger world (quite literally), Hannaham performs an ingenious reversal: the subject illuminated by the plaques ends up being us, the reader-viewers. And our experience of reading and viewing them—in what order we choose, in what state we’re in that day or night, in what company, in what mood, in what weather, is the narrative."
posted by davidstandaford (3 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Two authors I love big-upping each other? I'm okay with that.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 8:21 PM on May 5, 2014

I really wish I could see these in a gallery setting.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:16 PM on May 5, 2014

Ha, I was doing a Potterverse version of this, but a lot less meta.
posted by divabat at 10:39 PM on May 5, 2014

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