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Summit

Summit, 2011

Alex Gawronski: Summit, 2011

‘Auction’, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown (I.C.A.N.)

(Timber, mdf, hand altered coin)

A self-referential auction work, ‘Summit’ symbolically crowns references to Malevich’s model for a constructed utopia, the ‘architekton’, with a triumphalist symbol of today’s most revered value.  Literally de-faced though this supposedly universal value suggests itself to be ultimately representational and arbitrary.

 

Written by alex gawronski

February 13, 2014 at 3:29 PM