Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tala Madani at David Kordansky

Tala Madani at David Kordansky
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Conjuring in the virtual theater of imagination's Matrix-like plane, Madani's paintings foreground drawing of imagination from an abyss, that, like Bacon's claustro-realms, become spaces for enacting and enacted belittlements and torture, and what this means for Madani in psychoanalytic terms is hard to tell.  Mandani has been painting these men for a long time, and when a grey man in the soft shape of middle age sporting an open robed Santa outfit urinates on babies in a wallpapered room, there isn't a shock, the babies already wear the beards of their adulthood, they will age into the same men as all Madani's paintings and the atrocities we have become numb to.