Class Drag, 2017
installation view at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, 2017
Courtesy Emanuel Layr, Vienna
To say that this is a work of extraordinary surfaces is not the same as saying it’s a superficial body of work. But there are some pieces by TIMISCHL that appear as though they are essentially dull screens, put up so the content can run in the background, almost out of sight. It makes no difference how empty or familiar the surface. It’s like seeing the superficial flatness of the image while simultaneously confirming its authority.
Hostile Habits Domestic Monuments, Class Drag / Vienna by PHILIPP TIMISCHL is on view at Galerie Emanuel Layr until May 27, 2017.