CV117 - Stan Douglas, Penn Station’s Half Century — Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin
Ciel variable 117 - Shifted (Summer 2021)
Exhibitions (Individual Article, Digital Version)
Penn Station’s Half Century
Moynihan Train Hall, New York City
- Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin
Commissioned by the Public Art Fund and the Empire State Development for a new train-station lobby, Penn Station’s Half Century returns to a historical era of New York City. The artist, Stan Douglas, reconstructed narratives around Penn Station, the demolition of which in 1963 was the catalyst for the modern heritage preservation movement. The four photographic panels, which intermingle fact and fiction, are, in Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin’s opinion, “breath-taking tableaux.” “The composed conceptual work of the Vancouver School of photography here takes on epic new ambition,” Zebrowski-Rubin writes, revealing the audacious technique behind the creative process. He notes that the mastery and scale of Douglas’s work augur well for the approaching 2022 Vienna Biennale, at which Douglas will occupy the Canadian pavilion.
Language: French & English
Digital Version: PDF, 1.6 Mb
Stefan Zebrowski-Rubin, « Stan Douglas, Penn Station’s Half Century », Ciel variable, no 117, Montréal, 2021, p. 81-83.