Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Asgar/Gabriel's "Auflösung der Ökonomie" at Kunstverein, Mannheim

by Suzanne on January 17th, 2011

Keine Sorge uns geht's gut (detail) by Asgar/Gabriel, oil on canvas, 220 x 450 cm (complete), 2007 - click to enlarge

I'll be dead honest with you: I'm not sure yet whether or not I actually "like" (oh noes, the "L" word!) these works. On first inspection, their oeuvre reminded me of a druggie witchhouse street-art version of Muntean & Rosenblum's works but given a second look, I noticed two things: i) their compositions somehow caught my attention and it was NOT the flashy psychedelia of it all and ii) they were growing on me. So I guess these two factors will make this post worthwhile.

Asgar/Gabriel (Daryoush Asgar and Elisabeth Gabriel) have been working together since 2005 and will come to Mannheim's Kunstverein at the end of the month to present a variety of recent works in a show entitled Auflösung der Ökonomie (Dissolution of Economics).

Details below.

Auflösung der Ökonomie (trimmed) by Asgar/Gabriel, oil on canvas, 270 x 680 cm (complete), 2010 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Jan 30 2011, 11 AM - the artists will be present

On show: Jan 30 - Mar 13, 2011

Address: Mannheimer Kunstverein, Augustaanlage 58, 68165 Mannheim, Germany, tel: 0621-402208

Hours: Tue - Sun: 12 - 5 PM

Admission: €3

Artist's website