Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda at Koelnischer Kunstverein


It's important to note the artists' strategies in mise-en-scene. These photos tell you nothing, give you no information but they connote an affect, one of literal and metaphorical velvet ropes. What, after all, is this photograph of? Of the air, in the impressionist sense. That emptiness they love. Cold like sharks. It'd be something if the artists didn't have at least some hand in the documentation. Or maybe there is just that much air. Like John Knight, the strategies of withholding generate power. In forests we imagine predators, in confusion invent gods, or artists.

See too: John Knight at Greene NaftaliYngve Holen at Kunsthalle Basel