Louise Lawler_ KW Insitute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

20 May, 2017


Enemy of the Stars

Ronald Jones in dialogue with David Hammons, Louise Lawler, Helmar Lerski, and Julia Scher

20 May – 6 August 17
Opening: May 19, 7–10 pm

American artist and critic Ronald Jones (born 1952) gained prominence in New York during the mid-1980s by using disparate formal and minimal languages to explore history as a medium. Through juxtapositions of historical events, innovations, discoveries, violence and fear, he explores the complex interrelation of events as they define our perception of ourselves and the world often through connecting seemingly unrelated occurrences. The relationship between the modernist code and the codes of power is the persistent theme in his work.

Following his show at the Grazer Kunstverein in 2014, which presented works to the public for the first time since his withdrawal as an artist in the mid-1990’s, the exhibition Enemy of the Stars aims to reflect and expand upon Ronald Jones’ practice.

In order to open a critical dialogue on how political ideas relate to biography, text in relation to form, and identity in relation to subject, crucial works will be placed in close dialogue with peers at the time such as David Hammons, Louise Lawler and Julia Scher as well as with historical works from Helmar Lerski.
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