CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALERIE: OVIDIU ANTON | Sauve qui peut / 3rd Room: MIRCEA STANESCU | Apartament - 19 Nov 2013 to 11 Jan 2014
VIDEOSTILL Falling Into or Against, 2013
[everything becomes mysterious] curated by_Sophie O'Brien
HAROLD ANCART | MATTHEW HUNT | JEREMY HUTCHISON | KUNUNURRA ARTISTS | GIL LEUNG | WOLFGANG TILLMANS | CATHY WILKES
Opening: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6 pm
Through November 14, 2013
A fictive space, a complex legacy, a participatory field, a thing we collude in dreaming up, willingly
suspending our disbelief.
[It exists not on a surface, but on a plane that is imagined...]
As the archetype of art,
[A painter doesn’t paint a quince, he paints all quinces],
it has re-invented itself and been re-invented by others innumerable times.
[Painting exceeds its frame.]
A production of signs different to other mediums, swimming in a historical sea.
[I paint because I am a country girl. Clever, talented big-city girls don’t paint.]
The designator of market values and authenticity,
[The good son.]
its self-reflection creates a dissatisfaction with itself that propels it forward.
[In the good old days, painting was an art…]
It is distinctly conflicted.
[A constellation of problems.]
Re-mediatization - where the aspects of one medium are addressed by another - has kept it open and alive.
[It is a mirror, mirroring change.]
Overtly, it is no longer medium-specific.
[Painting is a philosophical enterprise that doesn’t always involve painting.]
The un-nameable meeting the structural, a ghost of presence manifested through the handwriting of the author.
[The act and the eye.]
A face, a subjectivity, brings forth a monologue/dialogue with the viewing eye, holding concretely a private,
[A labyrinth of labyrinths.]
In honouring the alchemy of painting, we might paint or we might not.
[Dorothy Porter, Philip Guston, Marlene Dumas, Mark Leckey, Pliny the Elder, Theodor W. Adorno, Gerhard Richter, Isabelle
Graw, Jorge Luis Borges and others].