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Interview with Bryan Zanisnik

Interview with Bryan Zanisnik Interview with Bryan Zanisnik Conducted by David Brauner and Debra Shostak Introduction For a reader steeped in the novels of Philip Roth, it must be a wondrous yet unsettling experience to enter Bryan Zanisnik’s site-specific installation, the Philip Roth Presidential Library. The installation, as pictured on the front cover of this issue, was first on view at Locust Projects in Miami, Florida, in the spring of 2016 and, as this issue of goes to press during the summer of 2017, exhibited again, in altered site-specific form, at the Queens Museum in Queens, New York. The title of Zanisnik’s installation is as doubleedged as its contents, at once honoring Roth’s status as a preeminent American novelist and deflating the privilege and pretensions that might attach to such a position. In his room-sized installation, Zanisnik immortalizes Roth’s novels in multiple copies and editions, piled high as if they might help withstand the weight borne by the supporting columns in which they are tucked. Yet the installation is also a wittily ironic memorial, placing these used, sometimes battered, copies at a physical and temporal distance from the viewer, who peeks at them through torn plaster signifying the decline of the edifice http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philip Roth Studies Purdue University Press

Interview with Bryan Zanisnik

Philip Roth Studies , Volume 13 (2) – Sep 13, 2017

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Interview with Bryan Zanisnik Conducted by David Brauner and Debra Shostak Introduction For a reader steeped in the novels of Philip Roth, it must be a wondrous yet unsettling experience to enter Bryan Zanisnik’s site-specific installation, the Philip Roth Presidential Library. The installation, as pictured on the front cover of this issue, was first on view at Locust Projects in Miami, Florida, in the spring of 2016 and, as this issue of goes to press during the summer of 2017, exhibited again, in altered site-specific form, at the Queens Museum in Queens, New York. The title of Zanisnik’s installation is as doubleedged as its contents, at once honoring Roth’s status as a preeminent American novelist and deflating the privilege and pretensions that might attach to such a position. In his room-sized installation, Zanisnik immortalizes Roth’s novels in multiple copies and editions, piled high as if they might help withstand the weight borne by the supporting columns in which they are tucked. Yet the installation is also a wittily ironic memorial, placing these used, sometimes battered, copies at a physical and temporal distance from the viewer, who peeks at them through torn plaster signifying the decline of the edifice

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Philip Roth StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Sep 13, 2017

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