REVIEWS

/ MAX HENRY
View of Ricardo Brey / Jimmie Durham,"looking at my own work (and his)," Christine König Galerie, Vienna, 2012.
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Max Henry

An artist’s best consigliere is often another artist, a partner in crime who follows the adventurous path of an undefined yet malleable future. Chance encounters often lead to influential long-lasting relationships. Youthful firebrands grow canny to become wizard practitioners of subversive unorthodoxies. Such is the case in ”looking at my own work (and... continue reading
View of, "Die Hegelmaschine trifft die Weltseele", Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 2011.
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Max Henry

Looking at Nader Ahriman’s paintings is somewhat analogous to reading Wittgenstein’s Tractatus or Pound’s Cantos; you need a guidebook to navigate the arcane references and codes. Nonetheless, his artistic gravitas grabs you immediately, pulling you into his very own dialectic apparatus. Mythological man-machine hybrids abound in theatrical mise en scènes... continue reading
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CHARIM GALERIE WIEN, Vienna

Andrian Ghenie, Study for Boogyman, 2010.
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Max Henry

Eastern European melancholia has a residual effect in the post-Communist era. To the Western capitalist-bred outsider, it’s a palpable element in a contemporary artistic milieu that grapples with traumatic memories. Take a stroll though the Vienna flea market—with its leftover household porcelain bric-a-brac, faded Stalinist era postcards, and propagandistic souvenir... continue reading
View of, "Stone Soup", at Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, 2011.
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Max Henry

“The image is one thing the man is another, sure I’m a shy country boy,” Elvis Presley once quipped at a press conference before standing up grinning to reveal a glittering diamond studded belt buckle to a fawning media assemblage. Before there was bling there was the King, and the cultish glamour industry he propelled. When entering the soaring space of Galerie Meyer Kainer to view Bernadette Corporation’s (BC) “Stone Soup” one encounters a monolithic fashion... continue reading

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