A novel kind of social interaction experiment between viewer, artwork and artist is being tested at Dominique Levy Gallery in New York. Brazilian-born artist Karin Schneider introduces the exhibition through a “Situational Diagram” based on several constructive principles such as Negation as in Ad Reinhardt’s black paintings, Extraction as in Henry Matisse’s cutouts, or Splitting as in Barnett Newman’s zip paintings. Visitors are asked to linger to perceive the various ways in which the configuration of the works negotiate formal, moral and aesthetic concerns. Collectors need to take a leap of faith as the sixteen monochrome paintings on the 2nd floor come with an interesting caveat: the works are subject to alteration by another (unknown) artist at any time after purchase. The show is accompanied by a series of poetry readings and public programs. Through October 20.