Victoria Cabezas/Priscilla Monge

By Johanna Fateman

"The artists are united by their deceptively playful approach to Conceptualism," says Johanna Fateman in The New Yorker about our exhibition Give Me What You Ask For.

This exhibition, titled “Give Me What You Ask For,” pairs two Costa Rican artists who are a generation apart. The earliest work on view, by the wry Cabezas, is her “Banana Thesis,” from 1973, composed of typewritten pages repeating the word “banana.” (Footnotes detail the brutal history of banana republics.) The fruit also appears in other works, including a soft sculpture made of fabric and feathers from the same year—a phallic companion for Meret Oppenheim’s famous fur-covered teacup...

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