Sunday, March 12, 2017

“May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way” at STANDARD (OSLO)


Our growing attraction to garbage makes a psychologic sense as we become hostages to the trauma of dealing with it, the deranged images of garbage spewing, animals asphyxiated, learning of its intravenous networks sprawling across the landscape in unstoppable yet leaky pipes, garbage moved though our veins, beginning to see trash everywhere, even the paintings on view seem about the accumulation of detritus, cultural historic or otherwise, there's just stuff everywhere, stuff here a technical term for the quasi-differentiated mass, confusing a tarp, a trash bag and a tent.

See too: Chadwick Rantanen at Essex StreetOscar Tuazon at Le Consortium & Paradise Garage