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/ Gabriel Lester
Gabriel Lester’s “The Secret Life of Cities”

GALERIE FONS WELTERS, Amsterdam

Gabriel Lester, The Secret Life of Cities (detail), 2013.
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Judith Vrancken

The lust to be a “totalizing eye” immediately sprung to mind when walking into Gabriel Lester’s “The Secret Life of Cities.” It’s one of the key notions expressed in Michel de Certeau’s chapter “Walking in the City” that “the fiction of knowledge is related to [the] lust to be a... continue reading
Gabriel Lester's "DilSiZ" at Rodeo, Istanbul
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Merve Unsal

The white box was never so intimate; enclosed in the square-shaped, relatively small room is a man's seemingly haphazard collection of oddities, triggering a sense of invasiveness upon entering. In "DilSiZ" at Rodeo, Gabriel Lester activates "luck" as a material, thus connecting the dissimilar physical objects in the exhibition.... continue reading

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