We’re at the beach now, beneath the cobblestone. The city was so despicable before. It was restless with resistance. There’s no longer anything to resist. I only can exist. Five decades it took for power to conform to me, on its own timetable. No instant revolution, no romantic moment, but a slow defilement followed by reconstruction; streets ground to sand.
I remember! Art was at the barricade, on the wall, directing resistance: ‘dig up the pavement and hurl it.’ A Dummies Guide to Negation. In the world to tell me what I don’t want.
Now I have what I need; a vitrine for luxurious living and a future I project. Art doesn’t force my hand. Instead, I bring it together. My ideas fill its difference as we share our present and indeterminate future.
Artists: Scott Reeder, Cameron Rowland, Liam Gillick. Curated by Noah Barker.