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We never have enough

dispari & dispari projects
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dec. 8th, 2012
till Feb 10th, 2013

 

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Review on
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dispari&dispari project is pleased to invite you to the opening of 'We Never Have Enough', an exhibition of recent works by Katrin Plavcak, on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 – 6 pm. This is the second solo show by the Austrian artist in the exhibition space in Reggio Emilia within a few years. The exhibition comprises of a group of collages, paintings and objects.

But what is it that we never have enough of? Probably the search for satisfaction through an unbridled accumulation of objects and material goods, a layout planted in the human constitution for desiring and achieving more once the reward button is triggered. For sure the work in the exhibition questions attitudes to a capitalism that believes in never ending growth and greed for more profit. The title 'We Never Have Enough', is emblematic and leaves the viewer to look at the works of the show with these words in the back of his mind.

In the painting "Hunting Glory, 2010" we see pirates gathered around a big killed Hippo, and only another animal is feeling pity for its death. There is the painting "Erfolg und Verwahrlosung, 2011" about success and its possible connection to waywardness and another one "Begegnung auf offener See, 2011" about the absurdness surrounding certain laws of warfare. A group of strange landscape paintings serve as background radiation where disconnected minds and bodies are floating around, houses are visited by their bigger abstract relatives and landscape itself becomes vivid and clouds play Tetris out of boredom. It is a parade of caricatures of human kind with their excesses and secrets put down in paint. In the center of the exhibition space there is a group of recent objects dealing with time and perception and a small Chinese hero appears to help us all through the mess we are in.

 

 

 

 

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