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John Kessler: The Blue Period | Salon 94 Bowery | ArtReview

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John Kessler, The Blue Period (2007/2011); installation view, Salon 94 Bowery

That The Blue Period (2007/2011) was first shown at the old Arndt & Partner (now just Arndt) in Berlin in 2007, and then at Art Basel in 2008, and has now arrived at Salon 94 Bowery in New York in 2012 is noteworthy for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it was apparently ‘zee Germans’ in 2007 who were still buying up all of those toxic subprime-mortgage-backed securities that Goldman Sachs and others were packaging and selling, and so it was ‘zee Germans’ who were giving that much more altitude to the global financial balloon whose basket was carrying, as we found out, not the most diversified portfolio of neoliberal wealth creation the world had ever seen, but a huge pile of shit.

Blue period indeed…

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Written by Jonathan T. D. Neil

March 21st, 2012 at 7:37 pm