06.07 – 10.08.2016
8. Salon is pleased to announce "Abortion of cute", this will have been an iconic show (not being ironic).
The works of the artists in the exhibition, Abortion of Cute, explores the relationship between emerging sexualities and Lumpenproletarier ethics. With influences as diverse as Wittgenstein and Margaret Keane, new insights are generated from de-construction, de-colonization and undiscovered discourses.
Ever since they were young pubescent teenagers, these artists have been fascinated by both the theoretical limits of meaning and the endless possibilities of being exiled on a tropical island. What starts out as a well intended vision soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of distress, leaving only a sense of chaos, anti-cultural leanings, and the prospect that “failure, my friend, is just around the corner”. Subversion to the notion of signifiers, the perceived ineptness, garish, unsophisticated, or trivial conditions of their artistic practices becomes the vital force that liberates them from the humdrum circumstances of having to do the “same old shit”. These artists are conscious that the pervasiveness of all things cute are always susceptible of being co-opted by the counter-anti aesthetics of the so called progressive forces. They do not drink the Kool Aid.
As temporal derivatives become frozen through boundaries and repetitive art practices, the gentle viewer is left with a subversive hymn ("Feudin' Banjos") to the inaccuracies of our cultural tableaus and to the abortion of cute.
Lizza May David
Juan Carlos Quintana