Monday, November 24, 2014

Markus Schinwald at Wattis

Markus Schinwald, installation view. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Photo by Johnna Arnold.

Since the press release ignores mentioning it, Schinwald has assembled chair legs to look like strippers dancing around poles. Though similar work was shown at the Freud Museum, so perhaps the guy with the cigar isn’t always a dick. Either way it’s Tom Otterness level of comedy in an Oldenburg style of sculptural punnery, lipstick rockets and cherry licking. It’s camp, but camp so buried in a cultural miasma of conservative taste it’s not really all that fun, not really fun at all.