Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nina Beier at Croy Nielsen


Moving from a visual virtuality to a dispersed cultural one, finding points to overlap as sculptural homophones: cultural cross points bringing their distance together like two ends of a blanket. All the points, listed neatly in the press release, converge here in the voluptuous ass as its breakthrough. You thankfully get to assemble the metaphors yourself, the spine of it: the venus's absorption into our cultural memory (like, the most latent image) surfacing in strange objects, objects that massage the asses they mimic. The vibrato chair's pleasure, or the rotund tourist thieving the paradisiacal pubis he cannot contain himself from taking, utlimately ruining his desire, what an ass.

These latent images precipitated by human desire, embedded into common objects, as anthropologically surreal manifestations of it continually becoming a more interesting aspect of today's surrealism resurge, strongly produced mostly by women. See too:

See too:  Nancy Lupo at Swiss InstituteNancy Lupo at 1857Nairy Baghramian at Marian GoodmanKatja Novitskova at Kunsthalle LissabonKlara Lidén, Alicia Frankovich at KuratorNina Beier at David Roberts Art Foundation,