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Sandeep Mukherjee, o.T., 2008. Acryl und Acryl-Tinte auf Duralen, 79 x 110 cm
Sandeep Mukherjee, o.T., 2008. Acryl und Acryl-Tinte auf Duralen, 79 x 110 cm
Marnie Weber, Songs That Never Die, 2005. Videostill
Marnie Weber, Songs That Never Die, 2005. Videostill

 

Los Angeles: Aspects of The Archaic Revival

 

Eröffnung: 24. April 2009, 18-20 Uhr

Ausstellung: 28. April - 10. Juli 2009

 

Participating artists:

Tracy Conti, Liz Craft, Francesca Gabbiani, Violet Hopkins, Pearl C. Hsiung,
Nathan Mabry, Pentti Monkkonen, Sandeep Mukherjee, Brian Randolph,
Eddie Ruscha, Anna Sew Hoy, Mindy Shapero, Jim Shaw, Thaddeus Strode,
Mungo Thomson, Marnie Weber

 

Curator: Dani Tull

 

 

The title of the exhibition is a reference to the book by Terence Mckenna
–€œThe Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon,
Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess,
and the End of History–€. Essentially, McKenna–€™s "Archaic Revival" hypothesis
is that we are in a process of reawakening awareness of traditional attitudes
toward nature.


The Archaic Revival spells the eventual breakup of the pattern of male
dominance and hierarchy based on animal organization, and moves us toward
the idea and ideal of a vegetation goddess and/or the "Gaia–€ Mind. The
Archaic Revival draws esoteric and scientific links between the use of
entheogenic vegetation and the origin of Human Consciousness, 2012 prophecy
and Extraterrestrials, Shamanism and the blind alley matrix of western culture.


It is my observation that recent works by artist in Los Angeles reveal a collective
transcendental subconscious attraction toward a greater understanding of our
primordial origin, as the global –€œwe–€ are propelled head on into what is
undoubtedly a very strange and uncertain future.


The exhibition includes works by the well known established artists, as well as
lesser-known emerging talents. The exhibition will be comprised of Painting,
Drawing, Collage, Sculpture, Sound, and Video.

[Dani Tull]