I’m in the cyber-pages of Art Agenda again this week, reviewing David Altmejd’s latest show at Andrea Rosen. The show closes tomorrow, so if it piques your interest get on out there. An excerpt:
“Property itself has become a more social endeavor,” Wired Magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly wrote three years ago. The now-famed blog post describes the dematerialization of raw materials and other saleable objects as a social phenomenon, citing shared music, books, and movies, as among the goods on their way out. Instead, they will all be part of “the cloud,” a vast digital network accessible via tax or subscription.
It's hard not to think about this concept at David Altmejd's current exhibition at Andrea Rosen—a visual interpretation of the decentralization and dematerialization we are currently witnessing. Nearly every figurative sculpture and vitrine in the show suggests dispersion, a mass of complicated networks and slow decomposition of substance. This result isn't always particularly compelling or resolved—Altmejd too frequently fails to account for the viewer's experience—but the show has a few highlights regardless.
For the full piece, click here.