Monday, October 31, 2011

Silently Illiterate

Mexican artist Mariana Castillo Deball is showing new work at Wien Lukatsch, Berlin. Various writers label her art in various ways. It sounds as if her formats and approaches keep changing and evolving – and this makes certain critics nervous. Yet it seems like more young artists are at present unwilling to restrict themselves to the sort of single-purpose signature look that can be marketed as a personal brand – a game that virtually all the 20th century abstractionists felt they had to play.

The Berlin installation, up until November 4th, is called–

We are silently illiterate