Peter Vahlefeld, Cologne – For more than a century, western art has been critiquing itself in earnest, from Duchamp’s ready-mades, through Greenberg’s immanent Kantian critique, through Pop’s questioning of high vs. low, through post-modernism, post-structuralism, appropriation and on and on. Critique is now a conventional, institutionalized gesture—it’s welcomed in the big journals, shown at the big galleries, museums, and art fairs. As such, it’s become a kind of mannerism, a toothless tiger, while everybody is waging war against everybody else.
ArtFair.Cologne Exhibition Catalogue
ArtFair.Cologne Installation View
Marketing Campaign National Gallery London, 2014, Acrylic, Oil, Fabric and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Marketing Campaign Prado Madrid, 2014, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Auction House Advertisement Jackie, 2013, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Auction House Advertisement Abstract, 2013, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Marketing Campaign Lenbachhaus Munich, 2014, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Auction House Advertisement Liz, 2013, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Marketing Campaign National Gallery London, 2014, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Marketing Campaign National Gallery London, 2014, Acrylic, Oil and Inkjet Prints on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm