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Simon Leung
War After War (still)
CUE Art Foundation
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Simon Leung

by Elisabeth Kley

A riveting sequence in Simon Leung’s new video, War after War, features a tall man in black lying on some colorful Central Asian textiles, like the corpse of an elder waiting for burial. He’s far from dead, however -- when he gets up he’s instantly recognizable as Warren Niesluchowski, an art world personality frequently seen at gallery openings and parties. Sometimes described as a professional guest, Niesluchowski is a curator, editor, writer and translator of German, French and Polish. He’s also the star of this 90-minute-long staged documentary by West Coast artist Leung, on view in a show curated by Rikrit Tiravanija at CUE Foundation.