Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lothar Hempel at Mehdi Chouakri


Lothar is of the old school, when it was cool for the artistic torture of any signified and culture and its signs were mere vast plane for conquer, or wall trophy. And there's at least one thing on CAD that for which Hempel would today be lightly cancelled. Hempel like Goshka Macuga: the precursors to today's fritzed sculptural signage, of well a lot of art today that looks like this the exploded shed of culture, wasteland post Genzken/Harrison. Everything treated as a kind of homogenous line, a mere material, not only nothing to believe in, but nothing quite means.

See too: Goshka Macuga at Rüdiger SchöttleHenning Bohl at What PipelineHenning Bohl at Karin Guenther