Thursday, March 23, 2017

Matthew Zivich at What Pipeline

Models already treated the world as virtual, its plasticity, which is why we are seeing them everywhere as sculpture today, proving virtuality always existed: the world abstracted by money, power, plans, and the children grown on building blocks eventually see the world as such. These made in the 80's, when wealth and abstraction was apparent enough people made blockbusters of it. Wasn't this the point of all those vertiginous Burden models later, the megalomania of children grown to find their imagination fueled and justified by capital. Children's fevers eventually grow and sediment as reality, the fantasy we carry with us, reality as abstraction underneath, toys.

Mathis Altmann at Halle für Kunst LüneburgChris Burden Metropolis II at LACMA