Sunday, February 22, 2015

“1989” at Barbara Weiss

Roman Signer

An inherent desire for stories is what builds the archetypes, synechdocal phrasing of complexity, and like 2008’s May ‘68 revival, we convert time into events and dates into myth, and “1989” becomes shorthand for badges of merit, symbolic bling worn as wreaths around necks, being “there” in 1989, when “the wall” fell, and any representation made then  is a representation of that time if even symptomatically.
The press release asks all manner of great questions, and never whether the art that it ostensibly promotes can answer them.

See too : Group Show at Centre Pompidou Metz