Monday, July 11, 2011

The Baroque Unity of Aesthetic and Anti-Aesthetics into the Pluromal Grotesque

Not sure about all the particulars of why I like this kind of German curatorial eclecticism, but I do. I guess a lot of it has to do not so much with affinities, but with a kind of artistic concern itself, the simple notion of contrast, if that's simple, and perhaps most supremely, is the way a show like this intimates the locus of geometric abstraction and minimalism squarely within the purvey of the historical hysterical world of something like Wolfgang Kayser's grotesque also making those larger connections to philosophical discourse like Alain Badiou's 'ontology as mathematics' which is more or less if you "get it" the Masonic [G] hermeneutic'd as Geometry or really as a kind of nod to the subjectivity of experience writ as discrete coordinates which also links in to things like Post-structuralism or Do we speak language or does language speak us, but writ as Do we actively create experience, or does Experience sort of make us an analog of victim, etc.. At this point, all language collapses into the total pluroma of semiosis.. at any rate. I though this show looked rather good, and had a good selection from artists I love like Frank Nitsche, Andre' Butzer, Kara Walker, and Haluk Akakçe.

At any rate, enjoy a look at

Carbonic Anhydride

Oudenarder Straße 16-20
September 28 - November 11, 2006

at the Galerie Max Hetzler