A number of the artists participating in the second part of the group exhibition, RED, have chosen to allude to the exhibition's eponymous colour, rather than invoking it directly. They approach red through its traces and its complementaries, its contraries and its residues. Like their 11 colleagues in the first phase of RED, the 10 artists whose work is presented here have responded, also, to two prompts offered to them in the form of literary texts by David Batchelor and Ranjit Hoskote, each engaging with the meanings and contexts of red. To some of these artists, red is the afterlife of the blowtorch as wrought in welded metal, or the emphasis left behind by a flame that swayed in the breeze. To others, red bears witness to massacre, or the delicate tint of a miniaturist's ink. To some of these artists, red can be the hue of desire escaping the bounds of convention, while to others, it is the breath of revolution. Red speaks in diverse voices here.
Press release courtesy Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke.
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