American Roulette @ Darryl Sapien. 1981

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

SAPIEN Darryl, American Roulette. 1981. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYC. A roulette table manned by two croupiers and crowded with eager gamblers sits at the center of the Guggenheim Rotunda. Depicted on the floor around the table is an exploded view a a roulette Wheel with numbered red and black squares. There are two male/female couples moving around the giant Wheel. One couple occupies the red squares and the other the black squares. Their movements are determined by the result of the spinning of the roulette Wheel. At consecutive numbered squares they enact a symbolic progression of a romantic Relationship from beginning to end. They are betting their personal Relationship against career advancement hoping their gains in one will cover their loses in the other.

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