Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Paul Thek at Hannah Hoffman


The scraps and remains of his practice. An artist who formulated his own death, his tomb, lost and the grave robbing plunderers the institution would take a page from the book of, assembling artifacts. Much of Thek's practice was already fragmentary, funerary, reliquaries, so it makes sense now to steal a notebook page and place it behind glass. How peculiarly prescient Thek seeing all the methods of preservation and archive and entombment. The warmth of the page now resembling the boxes of meat then.

See too: Paul Thek at Mai 36