Supergrundrecht Sicherheit

Werner Büttner, Supergrundrecht Sicherheit, 2013

Werner Büttner, Supergrundrecht Sicherheit, 2013

Werner Büttner, Bloß keine Illusionen, 1989

Werner Büttner, Bloß keine Illusionen, 1989

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Phallus update 2

Louise Bourgeois by Robert MapplethorpePeaches Christ SuperstarJutta Koether, Isabelle
Bruce LaBruce, Danko Jones, Legs, 2013, Videostill

Portrait von Louise Bourgeois by Robert Mapplethorpe, Peaches Christ Superstar, Jutta Koether „Isabelle“, Bruce LaBruce Danko Jones Legs Videostill

Aus Praxes HAND OUT N°3, CYCLE 1:

In the third, culminating component of Koether’s exhibition cycle, the framed, deep-hued Isabelle commands the stage. A pink and orange phallus painted in the quickly-drying „instant“ medium of gouache, Isabelle appears not so much as an emblem of patriarchy and fetishism, but is rather a disruptive, fluid force – a jouissance with the power to even shape its own frame. Evoking a rich history of works investigating the phallus as parody, pun, and pose (Louise Bourgeois’ Fillette, Marcel Duchamp’s Objet-Dard, and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field (or Floor Show) come to mind, all produced in the 1950-60s), the phallus of Isabelle is an action-ready, self-possessed, reliably magical object. No longer part of a male body but with a female name, adorned with testicles resembling breasts (and the apples in another work occasionally on display in this exhibition), Isabelle could be seen as what Kleinian psychologists might call a combined parent figure – a hybrid or unity of opposites that is less sweetly erotic than frighteningly self-generative.

Travis Jeppesen on Peaches Christ Superstar:

Not that there wasn’t any reason to complain: Number one was the gigantic cross that appeared at the end. The work of Andreas Golder, it looked fantastic — a great purple blobby mess of bones, flesh, and organs, crowned with a giant penis. But could the symbolism be more heavy-handed? (Headed?)

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Mailart

Adrian Buschmann, Zigarettenmaedchen

Aus der Post: Adrian Buschmann, „Zigarettenmädchen“, und ein Blatt braunes Esspapier.

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Unfertig 2013

Martin Walk

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Keilrahmen forever?

Während ich noch überlege ob ich zu einer der drei painting forever! Eröffnungen gehen soll hat Despina Stokou, die daran teilnimmt, einen Erfahrungsbericht geposted:

-Would Ellen like to visit my current show in Mitte, see how everything is installed in space…

-You understand of course that with so many artists Ellen does not have time to visit everybody.

Ahm, yeah… but maybe not everybody has a show running now…

-Of course

-Could I use a shelf or a little podest in space. I rarely hang the canvases you know, they always lean on something.

-No, the paintings should hang within the limitation of their own material.

This show feels like a punishment.

-Ok

- We need a picture of your work. Not for the catalogue, there will only be photos of the installation in there, but still, maybe we will need it for the press.

-This show is adressing a younger generation of viewers, who are not aware what painting is.

Didn’t they doodle on the iPad?

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Later I met Ellen in Basel and got to know a bit more.
-Yeah this is a show I inherited from my predecessor and now I am trying to do…

Your worst. You are trying to do your worse aren’t you…

Keilrahmen Keilrahmenfoto der Woche: via Brian Kennys Tumblr: @erikakeck new works showing some leg #sassy

Aber neben einem verblödeten Konzept gibt es – zufällig – auch einige gute Sachen zu sehen: Katrin Plavcak, Gunter Reski, Markus Weber, Michaela Eichwald, Claudia Zweifel, …

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Vida Loca

Some highlights from a quick trip to Venice: #3 Vida Loca.

Cindy sherman venice biennale 2013 vida loca

Aus der Sammlung von Cindy Sherman.

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Die Taube mal reinhalten.

Some highlights from a quick trip to Venice: #2 Die Taube mal reinhalten.

Die Taube mal reinhalten

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Stempelkunst

Some highlights from a quick trip to Venice: #1 Stempelkunst.

Jeremy Deller, We sit starving amidst our gold Jeremy Deller, We sit starving amidst our gold

Jeremy Deller, We sit starving amidst our gold Jeremy Deller, We sit starving amidst our gold

Jeremy Deller, We sit starving amidst our gold, Venice Biennale 2013

William Morris wirft Roman Abramovichs Yacht zurück ins Meer.

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Art Basel? Bad straight camp.

Bruce LaBruce, Writing

Das Online Magazin Nat. Brut, the quarterly of new art & writing hat Bruce LaBruces Essay Notes On Camp/Anti-Camp veröffentlicht. Vor allem findet man in dem Essay die Liste, die Bruce LaBruce bei der Camp/Anti-Camp Konferenz im Hau letztes Frühjahr im schwarzen Frack gekleidet an die Tafel schrieb.

Bruce LaBruce, Teaching

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Paris Hilton in bed with Max Weber

Martin Walk, Paris Hilton in bed with Max WeberMartin Walk, Paris Hilton in bed with Max Weber, 2013, 48 x 36 cm

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