Paranoid Crucible at RAMIKEN / Brooklyn, NY

Paranoid Crucible

All images and text courtesy of the gallery

Kristi Cavataro 
Dan Finsel 
Phillip John Velasco Gabriel 
Jean Katambayi Mukendi 
Eli Ping 
Sven Sachsalber 
Iiu Susiraja 
Andra Ursuta
Kaari Upson


October 2 - November 7, 2020


154 Scott Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York
11237
USA tel. +1 (917) 434-4245
www.ramiken.biz
















Install shots




Andra Ursuta
Untitled (fragment from "Alps"), 2016
Aqua resin, urethane, and hardware in artist's frame






Jean Katambayi Mukendi
Naufrage, 2018
Cardboard, paint, pencil, pen, trash



Dan Finsel
Dysmorphia 2, 2019
Watercolor on Paper


Eli Ping
Mote, 2020
Cotton and UV resistant urethane resin





Kristi Cavataro
Untitled, 2020
Stained glass





Phillip John Velasco Gabriel
Untitled, 2020
Oil and acrylic on canvas





Sven Sachsalber
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, thread




Iiu Suriraja
Vitriini (Vitrine), 2017
Video
1:04
2 of 3 + 1AP



"I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the qualities of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind. In using the expression “paranoid style,” I am not speaking in a clinical sense, but borrowing a clinical term for other purposes. I have neither the competence nor the desire to classify any figures of the past or present as certifiable lunatics. In fact, the idea of the paranoid style would have little contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to people with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of the paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant."

 
“When I speak of the paranoid style, I use the term much as a historian of art might speak of the baroque or the mannerist style. It is, above all, a way of seeing the world and of expressing oneself.” 


Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics, 1964.




Text courtesy of Andrew Dubow, Director, Ramiken 



























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