Friday, April 28, 2023


"We've been staring at lights for a hundred thousand years, fire to hearth to television to phones, the light we arrange our living rooms around, surely finding comfort in our control, ability to channel and manipulate forces. We can now flaunt it, bend the tubes of capital to allow its flows to move through our neon, make it baroque to brandish it - Where once the fire was symbol of home, lights are now proof of capitalistic viability: an artist keeping the lights on. light as proof of our life, we are vital."

"...i.e.: Conceptual Art was always [already] maximally poetic; failing to deliver the object the bureaucracy its language promised - breaking the logical glass to expose perfume of its confusion. Glossing beauty atop to prove it: annoying at best. Wyn Evans engagement with this problem seems, at least partially, the point, the aestheticization of experience and awareness of it. This is the sinister pulsing of Wyn Evans, the fact that there is no need for this artificial light."

Click for Cerith Wyn Evans at Galerie NeuCerith Wyn Evans at Museo Tamayo