wfw weekend #397

“John Baldessari: Paintings 1966–68” is on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery in New York through Saturday, May 20, 2017. The solo exhibition brings together many of the artist’s earliest text and photo-text paintings for the first time since they were first shown at Molly Barnes Gallery in 1968.

one pic wednesday. Philipp Timischl

Maria Loboda. Havoc in the Heavenly Kingdom

wfw weekend #396

Laure Prouvost

Seth Price. 8-4 9-5 10-6 11-7

The history of the joke and the tradition of jokes have always been wrapped up with questions of power. But at this moment when people — especially on the left, which includes many people in arts communities — are feeling embattled and less powerful, or with less hope, let’s say, which is another form of power in a sense, the idea of the joke becomes more useful. – VANESSA PLACE, excerpt from 500 words, Artforum, April 2017

Domenico de Chirico for We Find Wildness #84

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Paul Chan. Rhi Anima

JUDITH HOPF, Up ! (2016) 1 min 58 sec (wrongly defined as More (2015))

Ben Schumacher at Kunstverein Braunschweig

I find it interesting, how that works. How the original and the copy, the hierarchies, and the authorities who are meant to deliver “the originals” are dependent upon the people they aim to exclude. And maybe that process has been sped up through social media and these feedback loops of exclusivity. Those feedback loops are as valid as the “real deal.” It’s also the real deal. If it exists on its own it’s no longer a copy. – ANNA UDDENBERG, Cura Magazine #24, April 2017