Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cerith Wyn Evans at Museo Tamayo


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 - its light as proof of our life, the lights are on, we are vital. Where once the fire was symbol of home, lights are now proof of capitalistic viability: an artist keeping the lights on.

See too: Cerith Wyn Evans at Galerie NeuSam Lewitt at Kunsthalle Basel