VOLTA 7. Thursday 16 June, 2011
DANIEL RODE, Keep Venice clean, 2011
Polyacrylic, gum, paint, 140 x 200 cm
image © WFW
DANIEL RODE explores the reasoning and level of abstraction to which both text in the public space and text in the contemporary art space are subjected. Often, source and intention remain unrevealed and the true story is not told. On the one hand, we yearn to understand, to infiltrate the content; on the other, we are courted by formally precise aestheticism.
Seeing and understanding (perhaps even both at once?), contradiction and confusion are the vehicles of the installations by DANIEL RODE, works in which he puts the cogency of text, form and art up for debate.