Edgar Arceneaux Until, Until, Until…

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By Aaron Horst

Edgar Arceneau, Until, Until, Until..., 2017, installation view.Courtesy the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 27 May – 1 JulyOne enters immediately upon a stage set. Over a ghostly scrim plays a projection of a 2015 performance, written by Arceneaux, after which the exhibition is titled; one scene shows a man singing Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (1912) – poignant at a time when monuments to the rebel confederacy are being taken down throughout the American South. Arceneaux’s projection periodically reveals an audience, sitting in the gallery on folding…

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