Vienna

Gelatin

Galerie Meyer Kainer

In “Möbelsalon Käsekrainer” (Käsekrainer Furniture Showroom) the Austrian quartet Gelatin again presented a scenario rich in detail and references: The exhibition greeted us with a monster light sculpture, nearly fifteen feet tall, titled Cock Juice Joe (all works 2004), located directly next to Franz West’s ceiling lamp, which has lit every exhibition here since the gallery opened and only now faced its first obvious competition. Making one’s way between the pink fake fur of the light sculpture and the Rokoko Ecke (Rococo Lounge), one moved among other furnishings to a voluminous wooden construction entirely sealed off but for a narrow open corridor. A forked path led to a fully functional toilet, Locus Focus, with a complicated mirror construction enabling the detailed observation of one’s own functions. Then, in the “showroom,” a see-through bathtub, Rialto, hung from the ceiling like

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