7UP & G1
⇧ 15 AUGUST – 6 SEPTEMBER
⇨ANATHEMA: KICKING A DEAD HORSE
⇩CURATED BY EMANUEL RODRIGUEZ-CHAVES
ARTISTS: YUNDI WANG, MADELEINE PETERS, AARON CHRISTOPHER REES, PETER NARZISI, SANJA PAHOKI
Anathema: Kicking A Dead Horse is a group show about images that bypass linear and explicit narratives or linear constructions of history. They propose associations or alternative ways to read the world and their relationship with it and the rest of us. These works could be called dislocations or propositions for a dialogue. What type of exchange is this? It is unclear, but this very question is what lures us to their work.
Through the dynamics of art, these images are resurrected and come back stronger. Lighting new roads and creating new associations. History devours itself and regurgitates its own demons. I claim that images today are far more critical than we think. Being surrounded by them daily creates the illusion of their harmlessness. We see them as almost innocuous mirages. But images play a double-bind: on the one hand, they are just pictures on surfaces. Not to be taken literately. On the other hand, images can motivate movements, actions; their use can instigate even global political events. This group of works attempts to question the double bind quality of images.