Monday, January 4, 2016

Heimo Zobernig at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Heimo Zobernig at Kunsthaus Bregenz

"In other words [Zobernig's] extreme banality incites questioning [disinteresting objects must expel interest elsewhere], and exposes its stage to skepticism wrung [institutional critique].
The inanity of such an operation might seem at the limits of humane interest, but Zobernig's magisterial ability to continually wrest insipid rabbits from contemporary hats irrupts a manic laughability at the depths of that hat."

The dizzying aspect of its practice is its ability to lack any particularness whatsoever, terrifying blankness as genericness as phantasmagoria, projecting ghosts of modernism on the backs of our brains.

See too: Heimo Zobernig at IndipendenzaHeimo Zobernig - Petzel, Krupp, MUDAM