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Posted in Meg Hitchcock by eletcher2009 on February 8, 2011


Meg Hitchcock

Obsession: The Book of Revelation from the Koran

February 19 – March 27, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 7–10 PM

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
Open Sundays, 1-6pm


February 8, 2011 — Obsession: The Book of 

Revelations from the Koran, by Meg Hitchcock,

is the Book of Revelation collaged directly

onto the gallery wall — using letters cut from

an English translation of the Koran. Each

letter is cut individually and glued directly

to the wall in a wavering line approximately

47″ from the floor. The lines wrap around the

perimeter of the gallery until the entire text is

written out. Woven into this transcription of

the Book of Revelations are Muslim prayers

and personal meditations.




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  1. Christopher Crowe said, on February 18, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I’d like to come to this opening reception tonight. Is it open to the public?

  2. […] (featuring pieces by Don Pablo Pedro and Stephen Truax to name a couple), Famous Accountants (the Meg Hitchcock show promises to be AMAZING), Norte Maar. The night also features the celebration of the opening of a brand new space Curbs and […]

  3. kvnrgn said, on February 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Christopher, yes, the opening reception is open to the public. In fact a bunch of Bushwick galleries are open tonight for “Beat Night”. There’s some info on it here: http://www.nortemaar.org/beatnite5.html

  4. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen Carlson, Ridgewood Beat. Ridgewood Beat said: In addition to the show at Small Black Door, check out the Meg Hitchcock opening at Famous Accountants 7-10 tonight: http://bit.ly/hGImEF […]

  5. April said, on February 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I want to forward this to friends, how to do. Could you please email it to me?

  6. […] cuts and pastes individual letters into a resulting shape on paper or in the case of her show at Famous Accountants, installed directly on the wall. Talk about patience and […]

  7. Julia said, on April 9, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Is the Meg Hitchcock show still open this Sunday (April 10th). I know it supposedly closed 2 weeks ago but there’s no info about a new show…

  8. kvnrgn said, on April 9, 2011 at 11:55 am


    Meg’s show closed on March 27th. We open again on April 30th with Matthew Miller’s show.


  9. […] 0 Comments 10 June 2011 To enhance the Friday results on sanity, check out this documentary made by Rafael Fuchs about Meg Hitchcock’s recent installation Obsession: The Book of Revelation from the Koran.  […]

  10. […] work has been developing and maturing over the last year (since her overwhelming show at Famous Accountants) , and this is a tremendous opportunity to get to know her work a lot […]

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