“I’m Not the Only One” at Fraenkel Gallery brings together videos and photographs from 19 artists that look at themes of solitude and the human need for connection. Though many of the works on view weren’t created recently, in the context of our current socially distanced state, they take on a new meaning. In Mishka Henner’s 2015 title work I’m Not the Only One, the artist has taken 18 solo singers performing Sam Smith’s song from their own homes and stitched them into a chorus reminiscent of many Zoom performances we’ve seen in recent months. Viewers will also find works like Nan Goldin’s 1979 photo of a figure in solitude entitled French Chris on the convertible, NYC; Christian Marclay’s 1995 Telephones; and an image by Richard Misrach that captures the complexity of adolescent friendships—Boy Scouts, Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Nevada, 1991.
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