Archive 2020 KubaParis
Frozen Dress (Part Three)
LocationCapitain Petzel, Berlin
PhotographyCHROMA and Jens Ziehe
THE GRATEFUL DEAD I like the word Masoretic but feel Disinclined to use it in a sentence Scrying instead my platelets And bad dreams. Something Keeps sleeping against Me that is not the person Beside me. By “against” I mean against. My lack Of beauty was supposed To be some fault of my own. They would have had me believe This entire “democracy” was an inner defect Bartering my hooked nose against Your virtuosity I walked the line Between pity and horror having come Here for one reason and one reason only: To have become at last American. “They Dream Only Of America” is a poem By John Ashbery. I gratefully received a bequest Of his collection of pornography and a very Ugly chair. But you must tell no one these facts There are things I was told I’d have to take To my grave. For I toil in a public place Using an invisible medium employed by all But subtracted, in my hands and in my mouth From common use. And scorned by all I yet remain here. Why, you ask? Curiosity -Ariana Reines Kantarovsky has recently had solo shows at Kunsthalle Basel and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. Recent group shows include Radical Figures, Whitechapel Gallery, London; GIVE UP THE GHOST, Baltic Triennial 13, Vilnius; The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, Jewish Museum, New York; The Eccentrics, Sculpture Center, New York. Kantarovsky’s works are held in many collections around the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Frozen Dress (Part One) was shown by Modern Art, London (2020) and Frozen Dress (Part Two) by Luhring Augustune, New York (2020).