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The Tell-Tale Heart (Part 2) at the James Cohan Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- James Cohan Gallery presents The Tell-Tale Heart (Part 2), a group exhibition inspired by the classic story by American 19th century novelist and poet Edgar Allan Poe. The exhibition opened June 24th through August 13th, 2010 and features works by Barbara Bloom, Victor Burgin, Keren Cytter, Hanne Darboven, Maya Deren, Tracey Emin, James Ensor, Kota Ezawa, Nan Goldin, Jesper Just, Susana Mendes Silva, Li Ming, Cheng Ran, Dash Snow and Felix Gonzalez Torres. Much like the macabre drama of Poe’s story, in which the protagonist’s obsession with his upstairs neighbour drives him to murder, the works in this exhibition portray artists various modes of expression which explore dissolute scenarios through the lens of “obsession” that reflect an intensity of passion, guilt, rage, love, identity, death, and political beliefs. Maya Deren’s seminal film, Meshes in the Afternoon (1943), serves as a cornerstone to the exhi