Robert Seidel has just sent us information on his latest work, these living paintings in Jena, Germany seem to me to be physical manifestations of the internal contents. Makes me understand how dull and dumb most exteriors are, and how irrelevant they are to the ideals or contents of the building, just a thought. Thanks Robert.
Conrad Bakker's Untitled Projects appear to be one of the most inspiring series of projects that I've seen this year. His selection and location of mimicry also the roughness of these simulacrums add a distort that for me is the key.
Iconic,humble, irreverent, thoughtfull, sensitive anarchic, ordered, catalogued and uncatagorizable. Just some of the reasons why both Mr Gilbert and Mr George hold a special place in our heart. Met them briefly the other morning, but Tania spent an hour with them the day before, you can listen to that exchange here in the next few days.
Apparently the show which was curated by Jan Debbaut was over 200 pieces when it showed in the Tate modern, here in San Francisco we're down to about 80, but don't let that put you off, it's at the deYounge for the next few months.
Craig Fisher's second solo exhibition at Rokeby, Hold Your Fire, is an ambitious installation that develops previous concerns. On the ground floor of the gallery Fisher presents what appears to be a weapons amnesty. Numerous weapons of varying sizes are carefully and formally laid out as if for inspection. And inspect you might, because each piece of military hardware is in fact meticulously crafted from utilitarian materials and fabrics embellished with ribbons and buttons.
Rolf Sachs study in 2004 of the Austrian mountain view from Rechenau in Bavaria, is a familiar format, the taking of repetitive images of a single view over a long period of time, this time lapse effect often seems no more than a jarring portrait of personal obsessions. Sachs however brings a poetry in his selection of those images, some 50,000 were taken over the year.