DON'T TOUCH ME: ACTS OF FAITH

SANTIAGO ALVAREZ

JANINE ANTONI

KORAKRIT ARUNANDOCHAI

KOO JEONG A

ANNE BOYER

CHUQUIMAMANI-CONDORI

HAYDEN DUNHAM

BRACHA ETTINGER

HAMISHI FARAH

CHE GOSSETT

BARBARA HAMMER

HARDY HILL

PIERRE HUYGHE 

FRED MOTEN

EILEEN MYLES

PRECIOUS OKOYOMON AND PUPPIES PUPPIES

RICHIE SCANDALITO

AVIVA SILVERMAN

DIAMOND STINGILY

DANA WARD

PURVIS YOUNG

CURATED BY PRECIOUS OKOYOMON AND QUINN HARRELSON

September 12th -- October 20th

Robert Grunenberg Gallery

Marburger Strasse 3

10789 Berlin

The argument:

 

The animal that is most vulnerable  is usually the most cruel

It is impossible to separate it from what it remembers 

 

It’s answer:

 

Desperation is only interesting if it remains  unfulfilled sometimes the aim is just tenderness

I will not train myself to love this shit 

I refuse to love this shit

 

The first contention:

 

Listening to Lil wayne's “love me” 

   I am an agent of disappearance 

I daydream about merging my body with absence 

Desire restrains me 

Embalmed vision of apocalypse 

Under the grey horizon of the day there r your  eyes 

Which are shimmering conglomerates of volcanic dust 

  Oh friendly light 

Rooted in the ardent flesh of the dirt

 

It’s end:

 

The sky is strangled in lasso soft stars

God is the slow recovery of lost light 

 

The prime directive of fantasy is aftermath


 

The only thing left is to be touched, entangled, contaminated, to be bound up in your shit