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Works (click images or titles for more details)
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/ Isolated Above, Connected Down /
/ Almost Like Rebar /
/ Fuck It, I Love You /
/ Music Forbidden /
/ The Best Is Yet To Come /
/ Best Friends Forever /
/ It´s Nice to See You /
/ The Smallest Lobster /
/ Love Poem /
/ not titled /
/ Wonderland /
/ This Way or That Way /
/ From Happiness To Whatever /
/ OMG Welcome! /
/ Lost In Export /
/ Untitled /
/ Beyond The Pale /
/ We Were Never Alone Never Bored /
/ Someone Else, Somewhere Else /
/ As Simple As Clay /
/ Extreme Deep Field /
/ The Edge Of Vision, Or The Edge Of The Earth /
/ Re-en-act /
/ If It Wasn't /
/ A Conversation With Photography /
/ Too Many Words /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /

Music Forbidden

February 2018

Synthetic tiger-patterned fabric / fired clay / acrylic paint / found rubber animals / metallic thread / 139.7 x 110.5 x 3.8 cm.

 

Stretching a sheet of manmade animal fur fabric onto a wooden frame, Music Forbidden 

highlights 'artificial manipulation’ in both material and discursive production as a general direction

society has taken through the past century. As the viewer’s eye moves across the work’s surface,

a juxtaposition emerges between the seemingly soft, natural animal fur and the machine's wavy

weaving pattern exposed by the blue paint patches. Most eye-catching are the two pieces of ‘paper'

at the center. Same as the small fired-clay fragments tied with delicate golden strings that scatter

around the composition, the true nature of the ‘paper’ here is actually also fired clay, surprising

the wandering eye as the viewer observes closer. The artist borrowed a text that was written on

July 18th, 1989. It would have been the U.S. president’s condolence speech to the potential widows

of Apollo Project’s three astronauts if they didn’t return from the moon. For the artist, the sincere,

touching and poetic tone of the speech exemplifies discursive manipulation, whereas the content—passionately

advocating for technological advances as the future path of civilization—can be read as a kind of

genesis to the our current world, which may well have been the result of an endeavor led merely

by seductive discursive persuasion. 

 

Exhibitions:

2018 Isolated Above, Connected DownTanya Bonakdar Gallery. New York, USA.

 

installation view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery ↓

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