Monday, June 12, 2023

Past: Sanya Kantarovsky

"painting today is prerequistely stylized with the past worn as its own sleeve. There is not a painting today not “stylized” with its own past instance, that doesn’t dress itself in it. Kantarovsky doesn’t treat style as symbolic fashion to be worn, but merely the water one swims in today, the status quo for an art submerged in the redirection of flows of “content.” That some could be mistaken for a Kai Althoff matters less than none, the difference is ideological, one cold one warm."