Formal Encounters

Bucharest

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge / Lou Cantor / Jamie Felton / Mi Kafchin / Philipp Kremer / Jessie Makinson / Ciprian Mureşan / Katherina Olschbaur / Daniela Pălimariu / Daniel Pitín / Aura Rosenberg / Anna Uddenberg

March 16 – April 28, 2018

Daniela Palimariu
Small Accidents Café, 2018
mixed media

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Shoe Horn #3, 2014
Ram horn, shoe worn by Genesis as Lady Sarah (he/r dominatrix persona), sting ray skin, ermine fur, bone, Nepalese fabric-printing square, brass netting, copper ball
22.86 x 22.86 x 20.32 cm
9 x 9 x 8 in

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Shoe Horn #4, 2014
Ram horn, shoe worn by Genesis as Lady Sarah (he/r dominatrix persona), sting ray skin, ermine fur, bone, Nepalese fabric-printing square, brass netting, copper ball
22.86 x 22.86 x 20.32 cm
9 x 9 x 8 in

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Shoe Horn #6, 2015
Horn, dominatrix shoe, Nepalese fabric-printing square, skull, feathers, Nepalese candle, gemstones, fur
20.32 x 20.32 x 22.86 cm
8 x 8 x 9 in

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Shoe Horn #7, 2015
Horn, dominatrix shoe, Nepalese fabric-printing square, skull, feathers, Vudoun relic, fur
22.86 x 22.86 x 20.32 cm
9 x 9 x 8 in

Philipp Kremer
Gathering XIII, 2018
oil on canvas
270h x 360w cm
106.30h x 141.73w in

Daniel Pitín
Girlfriens, 2017
oil and acrylic and glued paper on canvas
83 x 72 cm
32.68 x 28.35 in

Katherina Olschbaur
Shoe Blues, 2018
oil and oil stick on linen
200h x 200w cm
78.74h x 78.74w in

Lou Cantor
Portrait Présumé, 2018
3D print on canvas, 3D glasses
120 x 90 cm
47.24 x 35.43 in

Anna Rosenberg
Prometheus, 2018
lenticular print mounted on aluminum dibond
180 x 120 cm
70.87 x 47.24 in
Ed. 1 of 2

Anna Rosenberg
Ceres and Proserpina, 2018
lenticular print mounted on aluminum dibond
180 x 120 cm
70.87 x 47.24 in
Ed. 1 of 2

Mi Kafchin
In the Intimacy of the Spacecraft, 2017
oil stick and colored pencil on paper
200 x 250 cm
78.74 x 98.43 in

Mi Kafchin
Three different yachts, 2018
acrylic on cardboard panel
80 x 80 cm
31.50 x 31.50 in

Jamie Felton
Listening To My Bat While the Candle Flickers, 2018
acrylic on canvas
197.49 x 139.70 cm
77.75 x 55 in

Anna Uddenberg
Finger VI & VII, 2018
acrylic resin on fiberglass, spray filler, acrylic paint, UV nail gel, cock ring / acrylic resin on fiberglass, spray filler, acrylic paint, UV nail gel
102 x 16 x 16 cm (each)
40.15 x 6.3 x 6.3 in (each)

Jessie Makinson
Double Sign, 2017
oil and pigment on canvas
90 x 70 cm
35.43 x 27.56 in

Ciprian Mureșan
All Images from Balthus Catalogue Raisonne, 2017-2018
graphite on paper
76 x 95 cm
29.92 x 37.40 in

Press Release

Curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge • Lou Cantor • Jamie Felton • Mi Kafchin • Philipp Kremer • Jessie Makinson • Ciprian Mureşan • Katherina Olschbaur • Daniela Pălimariu • Daniel Pitín • Aura Rosenberg • Anna Uddenberg • and more…

 

Still up? You should come over right now. LOL.

 

Want your hair pulled? Your ass slapped? Your hair pulled and your ass slapped by someone who loves Taylor Swift and shares your views on Globalism? 

 

There’s an app for that. 

 

Duchamp’s readymades have been converted to algorithms and injected into the Matrix—now our every impulse is readymade. Any bodily desire articulated in 140 characters or less can be solicited and obtained in the time it takes one to discover the proper dating site. Casual encounters no longer exist; predictive technology has already vacuformed your latest nascent kink in plastic for evening delivery (afternoon if you’re a Prime member); the FBI has surveiled and persecuted you for it; a Russian troll farm has pulled it out of context and publicly shamed you.

 

Every facet of personal interaction is preordained by community guidelines, chatroom moderators, and pirate, national, and corporate Peeping Toms. The casual, the discrete, and the kinky are increasingly formal. 

 

tl;dr: Formal Encounters is an exhibition of the artist at her most privately public.

 

 

 

 

 

Nu dormi? Ar trebuii sa vii incoace imediat. LOL.

 

Vrei sa fii trasa de par? Palme la fund? Trasa de par si palmuita la fund de cineva care iubeste pe Taylor Swift si impartaseste opiniile tale in privinta “globarizarii”?

 

Exista o noua aplicatie pentru asa ceva.

 

Readymade-urile lui Duchamp au fost convertite in algoritmi si injectate in Matrix—acum orice impuls este “readymade”. Orice dorinta carnala articulate in 140 caractere, sau mai putin, poate fi solicitata si obtinuta in cat timp iti ia sa te adresezi “dating site”-ului respectiv. Intalnirile ocazionale nu mai exista; tehnologia predictiva deja a preambalat si stantat in plastic orice dorinta incipienta si a programat deliverarea de seara (dupa amiaza, daca esti un membru VIP); FBI-ul te-a survolat si acum te urmareste penal; o scoala ruseasca de hackers deja au luat lucrurile din context si acum te fac de rusine in public.

 

Orice aspecte ale interactiunii personale sant predeterminate de ghiduri comunitare, moderatori in chatrooms si retele pirat, nationale si corporatiste. Relatiile ocazionale, discrete sau perverse sant din ce in ce mai formale.

 

tl;dr: Formal Encounters este o expozitie a artistului la cel mai privat moment public.