Monday, December 18, 2017

Adrián Villar Rojas at MOCA Geffen


Enacting the post-apocalypse as a theater in the gallery of art has become tiresome like all those eco-disaster films, well trod, belittling, and a cudgel to the culture that gave it the cudgel. So many "post-humanist" practices enact on the culture the disaster they forewarn, how many fantasies of disasters until we are just living in a disaster. Like the high-end fridges embalming their putrescent content, disaster films produce their wastelands with hi-expense CGI,  the paradox of fantasy, getting your cake and seeing it destroyed too, a symptom perhaps of watching those with so much cake that has been built upon the ruination of worlds, artists too want to ruin something and have it be forever preserved, another thing in a vitrine.

see too: Ajay Kurian at Rowhouse ProjectMathis Altmann at Halle für Kunst LüneburgChadwick Rantanen at SecessionKahlil Robert Irving at Callicoon Fine ArtsMelvin Edwards at Daniel Buchholz,  “May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way” at STANDARD (OSLO)Nancy Lupo at Kristina Kite & Yuji Agematsu at Miguel AbreuDylan Spaysky at Clifton Benevento,Tris Vonna-Michell at Jan MotMatthew Zivich at What Pipeline“Sylvanian Families Biennial 2017” at XYZ collectiveMaggie Lee at Real Fine ArtsBrian Griffiths at Vilma GoldGina Folly at Ermes-Ermes“Flat Neighbors” at Rachel UffnerHans-Christian Lotz at Christian Andersen,Yuji Agematsu at Artspeak“RR ZZ” at Gluck50Yuji Agematsu at Real Fine ArtsMathis Altmann at Freedman Fitzpatrick AltmannOlga Balema at Croy NielsenDavid Douard at Johan BerggrenNancy Lupo at WallspaceKatja Novitskova at Kunsthalle LissabonAnicka Yi at Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformer StationFlorian Germann at Gregor StaigerTimur Si-Qin at Carl KostyálBen Schumacher at Musee d’art contemporain de LyonAnna Uddenberg and Nicolas Ceccaldi at MEGA Foundation Pamela Rosenkranz at Karma International“Being Thing” at Centre International d’Arte et du Paysage & Treignac ProjetMichael E. Smith at Sculpture Center