Against Interpretation at 265 Canal Street

January 8th, 2017|

Against Interpretation-14

Artists: Barbora Kleinhamplová and Jan Brož, John Russell, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Paul Thek

Exhibition title: Against Interpretation

Curated by: Adriana Blidaru

Venue: 265 Canal Street, New York, US

Date: December 15 – 21, 2016

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists

“In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art” [1]

The presented works use the exhibition’s context to play on each others’ irreducibility to a single interpretation. Although Form and Meaning are negotiated internally within each art work, a non-interpretive act on the viewer’s side is encouraged. Thus, to look beyond representation and feel beyond interpretation, in order to shake the ground of centralized meaning, and to move towards a more empirical ground.

Susan Sontag, “Against Interpretation”, ( New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1966), http://shifter-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sontag- Against- Interpretation.pdf

Against Interpretation-1

Against Interpretation-2

Against Interpretation-3

Against Interpretation-5

Against Interpretation-6

Paul Thek, Sea Series, 1975
Enamel on Newspaper, 22.8 x 33.1 inches

Against Interpretation-7

Against Interpretation-9

Against Interpretation-10

Against Interpretation-11

Against Interpretation-12

Paul Thek, Editions, 1975- 1992
Etchings on Twinrocker Paper

Against Interpretation-13

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Top Knot, 2015
Cast bronze, lanyard, beads, 20h x 8w x 6d inches

Against Interpretation-14

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Top Knot, 2015
Cast bronze, lanyard, beads, 20h x 8w x 6d inches

Against Interpretation-17

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Hungry Baby Birds, 2016
Cast bronze, enamel, cast resin, 101 x 10w x 4h inches

Against Interpretation-18

Mindy Rose Schwartz, Hungry Baby Birds, 2016
Cast bronze, enamel, cast resin, 101 x 10w x 4h inches

Against Interpretation-19

Against Interpretation-20

John Russell, Aquarium Proletarium, 2014, Video 45’ 00’’

Against Interpretation-21

John Russell, Aquarium Proletarium, 2014, Video 45’ 00’’

Against Interpretation-22

John Russell, Aquarium Proletarium, 2014, Video 45’ 00’’

Against Interpretation-23

Against Interpretation-25

Against Interpretation-26

Against Interpretation-27

Jan Brož & Barbora Kleinhamplovà, More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, 2016, 4’36”, digital video

Against Interpretation-28

Jan Brož & Barbora Kleinhamplovà, More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, 2016, 4’36”, digital video

Against Interpretation-31

Jan Brož & Barbora Kleinhamplovà, More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, 2016, 4’36”, digital video

Against Interpretation-32

Jan Brož & Barbora Kleinhamplovà, More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, 2016, 4’36”, digital video

Jan Brož & Barbora Kleinhamplovà, More Than Lovers, More Than Friends, 2016, 4’36”, digital video

Against Interpretation-33

Paul Thek and Edwin Klein, A document made by Paul Thek and Edwin Klein, 1969, Publication. (Re-edition of 500 copies published by Edwin Klein, Amsterdam and Alexander and Bonin, New York in 2011)

Against Interpretation-34

Paul Thek and Edwin Klein, A document made by Paul Thek and Edwin Klein, 1969, Publication. (Re-edition of 500 copies published by Edwin Klein, Amsterdam and Alexander and Bonin, New York in 2011)