Berlin 5th biennale, 2008. 4

A major place at the KW Institute was given up to the display of the original artwork for ‘Soft City’ a large and epic graphic novel of 154 pages by the artist currently known as Pushwagner. It seems the work was made around 1969 – 1975. A fantastic work it is the cheery evocation of a dystopia in which individuality is no longer in vogue. Great pen drawings on a large scale, we follow the serried ranks of the middle-management of ‘Nice Corp’ through their day; they only have one day which is repeated continually.

A link to his not sufficiently informative site: http://www.pluto.no/kunst/pushwagner/

Teh daddies leave the mummies and babies for work
The daddies leave the mummies and babies for work.
'Where are our minds when our bodies are here?' The daddies get into their cars.
‘Where are our minds when our bodies are here?’ The daddies get into their cars.
The daddies greet their families on return from the office.
The daddies greet their families on return from the office.
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3 thoughts on “Berlin 5th biennale, 2008. 4

  1. Pushing dirty dishes, unpaid bills and whatnot aside, I escaped to the Biennale whiling away the morning hours and loving it all. The spitfires are good enough to eat. Yes, plucky and all that but not supersonic. Rather utilitarian and groaning above the earth on a respectfully human scale. Sweet. Thank you for taking such care with the grommets. I find them terribly appealing, rather like mothers perfect hand stitches.

    Watching the action at the sculpture park was a hoot and your leaning tower of bricks seemed appropriately foreboding. Surely you’ve read about trusted structures — buildings, bridges, economy — rapidly coming apart here in the states? Blighted Detroit but faster. Your rational interview was spot on.

  2. This guys work looks really interesting! I love the style… I shall have to go look at the “link to his not sufficiently informative site”

    Hehehehe, made me chuckle… That is a wonderfully apt “Anwyl” comment 😀

    Looking good – I’ll talk to you in uni as I have a suggestion about your blog as to why people can’t find where to comment 🙂

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