curated by Precious Okoyomon
& Quinn Harrelson

Robert Grunenberg, Berlin

Sept 13 – Oct 20, 2019

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The argument:

The animal that is most vulnerable is usually the most cruel 
It is impossible to separate it from what it remembers

It’s answer:

Desperation is only interesting if it remains unfulfilled sometimes the aim is just tenderness
I will not train myself to love this shit
I refuse to love this shit

The first contention:

Listing to Lil wayne‘s “love me”
I am an agent of
I daydream about merging my body with absence
Desire restrains me
Embalmed vision of apocalypse
Under the grey horizon of the day there r your eyes
Which are shimmering conglomerates of volcanic dust
Oh friendly light
Rooted in the ardent flesh of the dirt

It’s end:

The sky is strangled in lasso soft stars
God is the slow recovery of lost light

The prime directive of fantasy is aftermath

The only thing left is to be touched, entangled, contaminated, to bound up in your shit

By Precious Okoyomon

Aviva Silverman, Courtesy the artist, VEDA and Robert Grunenberg  
Janine Antoni, Diamond Stingily, Eileen Myles, Precious Okoyomon & Puppies Puppies 
Janine Antoni, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Aviva Silverman 
Janine Antoni, Pierre Huyghe, Santiago Alvarez 
Precious Okoyomon & Puppies Puppies 

Santiago Alvarez, Janine Antoni, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Koo Jeong A, Anne Boyer, CAConrad, Chuquimamani-Condori, Hayden Dunham, Bracha L. Ettinger, Hamishi Farah, Che Gossett, Barbara Hammer, Hardy Hill, Pierre Huyghe, Fred Moten, Eileen Myles, Precious Okoyomon and Puppies Puppies, Richie Scandalito, Aviva Silverman, Diamond Stingily, Dana Ward, Purvis Young

Featured Image
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Courtesy the artist, Carlos / Ishikawa and Robert Grunenberg Photo by Nick Ash

Courtesy the artists and Robert Grunenberg.
Installation shots by Nick Ash.


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