Wednesday, July 15, 2015

“Ancient Carriers” at Markus Lüttgen

"Ancient Carriers" at Markus Luttgen

The "Medievalist forms," as the PR describes it, is comfort of traditional values, the cultural vogue for returns to the "natural" generally signified by distress brown packaging in store. Nostalgia. And the works here dredging the cultural forms of it, Viet Laurent Kurz's Apple meets Pottery Barn coral-techno reliquaries, Schulze's primtivism, Rolle's handcrafts, and then Mr. Andersen's unplaceable antiquity, a brilliant grotesque of nostalgia's vivid hipster version, remedying our fantasy for the earnest past with its destroyed version.

see too: Magnus Andersen at Neue Alte Brücke & Dorothy Iannone at Air de Paris , "Soapy IV" at Grand Century"What We Know" at Roberta