Thursday, April 7, 2016

Adriana Lara at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

Adriana Lara at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler(link)

Objects create the artist, we use artworks as points to interpolate them. This exhibition's overt branding throughout - proving the objects maintain allegiance to their leader Lara - acts as a cover-up for the subterfuge in the diaspora of objects that fails to coalesce a proper artist. The objects become instead souvenirs of an artist-identity that Lara works so hard to peel herself from, leaving strange husks of it for us to deal with. The souvenir removed from its network of significance becomes its own whole object.

See too: Adriana Lara at Algus GreensponDavid Lieske at MUMOK