On View

‘Mel Bochner: Strong Language’ at the Jewish Museum

'Dollar Hash Exclamation Plus' (2011) by Bochner. (©Mel Bochner, courtesy the artist and Peter Freeman)

Mel Bochner is certifiably a smart artist—he cites Ludwig Wittgenstein in his catalog texts, and the philosopher Stanley Cavell has written about his work. He was a pioneer of conceptual art photography and in the 1960s used new media to elegant effect. His first job in New York, in 1964, was as a guard at the Jewish Museum, so it is fitting that that museum should host this handsomely curated survey of his work. Read More