Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Martin Creed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Martin Creed Work No. 2692 2016 Acrylic on canvas 280 x 700 cm / 110 ¼ x 275 5/8 in Installation view, ‘Martin Creed. What You Find’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016 © Martin Creed  Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth  Photo: Jamie Woodley

Ah Creed, the ham at the bedrock of dumb; objects irrupted into the world as cosmic blunders, like the universe's mistakes, highlighted. If Nauman's neon proclamation of Artist's mystic truth was forever superpositioned between irony and earnestness, Creed's caustic stripping of linguistic intention made words themselves flaunt their own absurdity as a towering asininity. That of course words mean everything and nothing, and this categorical absurdification corrupted the basic exchange with glee, a saccahrine pop that occluded thought in the best way.

See too: Darren Bader at Kölnischer KunstvereinDarren Bader at Andrew Kreps , Darren Bader at Radio Athènes