The 7 Lights


Paul Chan’s work doesn’t merely hang on a wall—it also exists on the floors and ceilings. In reflected light and shadow, the elements of city life emerge, evoking politics, poetry, war, death, and desire. The 7 Lights, Chan’s first major exhibition in the U.S., takes as its underlying theme the seven days of creation, but makes it seem like a hallucination. And some of Chan’s work may already feel eerily familiar: His posters are displayed throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

April 10-June 29, 2008