As SMMOA director Elsa Longhauser put it, "The absolute purity of this vision is the highest exemplar of the work we do." (1) Indeed.
her review for the New York Times resounds with the language of fiction, describing his interventions as "fabulous tall tales" of "irrational, gargantuan" effort, a kind of "Minimalism gone nuts." Even Buchloh couldn't resist evoking labyrinths and halls of mirrors in his lecture at SMMOA the day after the opening, describing the project as "mannerist." (2)
Like almost all of Asher's work, the SMMOA installation was destroyed shortly after the show closed in mid-April.
However, as Smith noted in her New York Times review, at SMMOA he has, in a sense, given a retrospective to a museum.