Monday, January 18, 2016

Magali Reus at Westfälischer Kunstverein


Tableaus, table pictures, carefully posed "the approach thus marries the art forms of the stage with those of painting or photography, and as such it has been of interest to modern" sculptors framing the objects of which "Not one single piece of apparent detritus on the curb is a found object" each is a"public archaeological relic" desiring study. Like the enlarged illustrations of locks manifested in the physical and adorning the walls the created objects treat the real as constructible, the physical as putty in cartoons, detached from their specific instance and arranged into hieroglyphs, what Javier Hontoria referred to as the artists's "semantic ambivalence."

see too: David Lieske at MUMOKAlicja Kwade at Kunstmuseum St. GallenKatherine Bernhardt at Venus Over Manhattan,  Merlin Carpenter at MD 72