Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gina Folly at Ermes-Ermes


Boxes, models, architectures, aquariums, terrariums. Can we put the exhibition together? Mathis Altmann, Maggie Lee, Tris Vonna-Michell, Tetsumi Kudo, Paul Thek, Mike Kelley, Ajay Kurian, Tobias Madison, Robert Graham, Max Hooper Schneider, Anicka YI, et al.

The box is a headspace, and cardboard is like a reconstituted tree flesh, and the diorama is like an architecture, ventilated to breath, did you know a lot of planning into a building's breathing, it's HVAC, like lungs, controlling moisture, and soggy cardboard is like a rotting flesh, we are repulsed by it, and looking into the flesh pool in the grotto is like the oracle, shimmering like the laptop screen, whose lid can be closed, locked and sent, it is transportable, and it is like a transportable headspace, and these objects are like primitive waypoints between many boxes, models, architectures, aquariums, terrariums we've been talking about.

See too: Mathis Altmann at Halle für Kunst LüneburgTris Vonna-Michell at Jan MotMatthew Zivich at What Pipeline, “Sylvanian Families Biennial 2017” at XYZ collective, Maggie Lee at Real Fine Arts, Brian Griffiths at Vilma Gold,