wallpaper with graphite drawings, 2002,
Laura Mars Grp.
on the famous magazine that has inspired generations of Americans with
advice for interior design, garden enhancement and tips for home management,
Susanne Weirich's installation Better Homes and Gardens proposes a deeply
ambiguous version of such domestic and natural orders which reveal clear
links to her own artistic production.
Echoing the title, the exhibition is divided into two sections equivalent
to a garden and a garage space. In contrast to her 1996 installation Tom's
Furs and Feathers, in which Weirich created an authentic reconstruction
of a garage interior, Better Homes and Gardens offers a remix of the earlier
work: the outlines of the run-down, flattened animals are presented here
as an ornamental display and as unmistakable 'fakes' of the questionable
trophies left behind by a truck driver who might just as easily also have
been an invention of the artist.
Lecture by Andreas
Seltzer at Laura Mars Grp. on 14 July 2002
|| Berlin, Laura Mars GRP.