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Right-Angle

Right Angle, 2013

Alex Gawronski, Right-Angle 1Alex Gawronski, Right-Angle 2

Alex Gawronski: Right-Angle, 2013

‘Dark Arts’, Marrickville Garage, Sydney, curated by Philipa Veitch

(Timber, enamel, stainless steel)

Right Angle was executed for a one-night event in association with the 2013 Australian Federal Election. The inarguable and predicted return of the Right indicated by the victory of the Liberal Coalition on the night, was suggested in this work via an overlaying of various references. In particular, the work evoked Russian Constructivist, El Lissiztky’s, Communist ‘Red Wedge’ beating the reactionary Whites in 1919. More contemporaneously, it hinted at a dire form of politics wholly devoid of utopian promise dominated by constrictive economic-rationalist jargon. This is precisely the type of post-political ‘politics’ on which most people’s lives hang today, willingly and otherwise.

Written by alex gawronski

November 9, 2016 at 10:17 PM