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Battery

Battery, 2012

Alex Gawronski, Battery 1Alex Gawronski, Battery 2

Alex Gawronski: Battery 2012

‘Formal Intensity’, Tsagaandarium Art Gallery and Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, curated by Andrew Best

(Manipulated large dice, mirror and plain perspex)

Chance is a core concept underlying much Modernist art. While chance could function comparatively ‘innocently’ during this period, as pointing a way beyond mere instrumental rationality, these days even chance cannot convincingly suggest an authentic method of elision. The dice here have been stripped of their chance and competitive dimensions. Once so auspiciously dynamic, they have instead become static signifiers of their original promise. The dice are now absurd ciphers of an a priori formalised ‘win – lose’ scenario reflected infinitely.

Written by alex gawronski

November 10, 2016 at 3:33 PM