#34 Winter 2012
Pablo Léon de la Barra sends us a long letter from Tripoli and Jon Leon writes about the fashionable rise of the visor. Pablo Larios portrays the Berlin-based artist Simon Denny. Bruce Hainley talks to painter Brian Calvin about his collaboration with Raf Simons. We visit the project gallery “curated by”, Ed Ruscha in Vienna, and the artist collective Am Nuden Da in London.
At what point does critique become collusion? Does the visualization of a network, a corporate ideology, or an advertising slogan assimilate the viewer into its logic? Critical and complicit by turns, Simon Denny works with academics, corporate entities, and re-found institutions, as well as with artists then and now. His installations archive, subsume and re-visualize their structures and methodologies. Pablo Larios explores how the Berlin-based, New Zealand-born artist reformulates questions of form and representation in his material excavations of current paranoia and progress.