Thursday, December 29, 2016

Koenraad Dedobbeleer at Clearing


Go back and look through it. Dedobbeleer never quite producing the same object twice. Packaged as units, the additions make for an n+1 movement continuously distending itself, a palliative against the headache of art's circumscription i.e. eluding the circle by adding one more, not so much resisting identity as a resisting "signature." Rather than the signature's motif of some variable we can solve for, instead we look for an equation that would satisfy any new addition, any one more, the sensibility at the heart it. An ambiguity manifest in the objects themselves who lack any taxonomic class beside that of simply objects, feeling less sculptural than misplaced, removed, the small look of the functional. Making their absolute functionlessness sort of spooky, like looking at a corpse.

See too: Charline von Heyl at Gisela CapitainRichard Rezac at Isabella Bortolozzi
Amy Sillman at Sikkema JenkinsMark Grotjhan at KarmaOscar Tuazon at Le Consortium & Paradise Garage