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Echo uit Auckland

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Het internet is een echoput.

Deze echo ving ik op van de andere kant van de wereld, tentoonstellingsruimte split/fountain in Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland:

GregoryNayoung dolls

Nieuw werk van Gregory Maass en Nayoungim (Duitsland / Zuid-Korea)

Een tentoonstelling van oude vrienden met daarbij een citaat dat ik zes of zeven jaar geleden heb geschreven. In de echo hoor ik mezelf denken:

“The installations and drawings of Gregory Maass and Nayoungim … form a seismic zone, riddled with ravines and fissures, eminently unstable cityscapes of found objects, catchy remarks, dumb puns, cartoons, gleefully deliberate ugliness, blunt parody. To the untrained eye, there is very little to keep the whole shebang from falling in over your head, leaving only rubbish. But the installations give the appearance of knowing that you’ve seen as many bad television shows as they have, and as many commercials, and as many films, and you know that they know, and they know that you know that they know. And they appear to know, and secretly build on a good deal of, say, Neo-Dada and Fluxus and Pop Art, and they have zapped from Concept to Minimal and back, and all that has taught them to keep their formlessness apart from their meaninglessness, making sure that the chasm between the dumb and the ugly is widening, that the real is only suggested, and that your curiosity is getting involved.”

Sytze Steenstra in Conceptual Cartoons in Suggestion City.


Written by sytzesteenstra

27 oktober 2014 at 18:38