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Gallery The Perfect Man Show, curated by Rita Ackermann

White Columns is proud to present “The Perfect Man Show,” an exhibition curated by the New York-based artist Rita Ackermann. “The Perfect Man Show” brings together a mercurial and cross-generational group of (predominantly) female artists, many of whom have been invited to respond and/or react to the show’s somewhat elusive and elliptical title/theme. “The Perfect Man Show” took as its starting point a poem written by an American housewife that was originally published in a truck driver’s magazine. The poem was subsequently juxtaposed by Ackermann with a 1980s photographic portrait of the celebrated photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern (an image that appears on the exhibition’s poster.) “The Perfect Man Show” brings together a highly idiosyncratic, and possibly even eccentric group of artists whose respective intentions and motivations remain resolutely distinct.

About the curator: Rita Ackermann is an artist who lives and works in New York. She has shown her work internationally since 1993. Solo shows include Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (1994, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005); Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich (1995, 1997, 2001, 2003) amongst others. Group exhibitions include: “Dereconstruction”, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2006); “Kim’s Bedroom”, (curated by Kim Gordon), MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2000.) Curatorial Projects include: “The Kate Moss Show”, (co-curated with Olivier Zahm/Purple), Museum of Photography, Amsterdam (2006); “Concrete Castles”, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (2005); “Indigestible Correctness Pt. I & II”, (co-curated with Lizzi Bougatsos), Participant Inc. & Kenny Schacter/ROVE, New York (2004); “The Human Face Is An Empty Force...”, (co-curated with Lizzi Bougatsos), Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2004).

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