Sunday, August 20, 2017

“From the Collection – Verlust der Mitte” at S.M.A.K.


This is what August should look like. Sprawling massive inanity that trades one mess, polite objects arranged like dead butterflies so hammeringly common for instead the mess of Buchel's opened vacuum bag nightmares. You don't have to spray the bags contents everywhere, it's an obvious allergen hazard, but galleries could sure find a better way to arrange the dust they've pulled from beneath storage floorboards each summer the remnants of every spring cleaning, from the collection.

See too: “Sputterances” at Metro Pictures, August Slog, Third Annual August Review