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Jonathan Borofsky

Kunsthalle

This exhibition, with over 250 drawings from the years 1963–83, presented a systematic overview of an oeuvre, and permitted an ideal immersion in Jonathan Borofsky’s ideas. The great part of the work here referred emphatically to the process character of Borofsky’s art, within which the finished pictures or installations seem like ultra-real manifestations in the manner of dream images. The process is not to be understood as a forward-thrusting, linear movement; it is more a form of pulsation, forward and backward, to and from up and down. It consists in movement from a center, yet this center is not static but is in a state of permanent motion, of disintegration into its parts. These latter, tumbling and whirling about among themselves, reunite to form a whole; and this whole dances like the creature in one of Borofsky’s videos, a metamorphosis of human being and rabbit, sometimes appearing

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