Disaster Art

11.06.126:37 PM ET

All Pain, No Gain

The Daily Pic: After Sandy, Diana Thater shows that Chernobyl was even worse.

This image of an abandoned music room near Chernobyl is by L.A. artist Diana Thater. On Friday, her Chernobyl-themed video installation will go on view at David Zwirner gallery in New York – barely ten days after the gallery was flooded chest-high by Hurricane Sandy, as I discussed in a big feature on today’s Daily Beast. It bears witness to Zwirner’s deep resources  – but also to the gallery’s fleet-footedness. The Thater show was due to happen in the New Year, but Zwirner and his staff realized how perfectly suited it was to New York’s post-disaster moment. (Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York)

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