…I came to Untitled hoping the art would have caught up with the times, because the times hurt.
And, as far as fairs go, Untitled does address the strange and painful quality of the world we’re inhabiting. Another special project, Thiago Martins de Melo’s, “Deus Cortado” — which translates from Portuguese to “severed God” — is a striking, brutal installation and animation that portrays the harsh realities of colonialism in bright colors: the rape, torture, decimation of whole belief systems, and destruction of landscapes.
In between all the swaths of pleasant colors, plenty of work at Untitled addresses dystopia, the reclamation of history and identity, and the absurdity of an art market that tries to address these topics, and thankfully does so with a great sense of humor.
You can read and see much more about Untitled at Hyperallergic.
Marcus Ranum says
I like the question in the second.
Some people rage with art, some people with pitchforks and torches. Art is probably best most of the time.
I’d love to see the first one reproduced and placed outside art galleries everywhere. These are all powerful pieces, wish I could see them in person.