The Easel

Jason Rhoades: is Installation Art the Whitest Privilege?

The late “great” installation artist Jason Rhoades died young, just as his reputation was growing. Now he is getting a survey show that, according to one critic, is taking Los Angeles “by storm”. But not everyone is in love with the work: “what was good for 1994-2006, the years covered in this survey, may not be good for 2017. Does any of this more-than-a-decade-old work suddenly seem to reflect the times we live in?”