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Marcus Geiger and Axel Huber

Engholm Engelhorn

Marcus Geiger is known as a master of understatement. A relentless antitoxin in the operating system of the art world, he does what he can to resist the principles of the marketplace and its eternal quest for increased value, to oppose the co-opting force of elitism, and to rehabilitate the ordinary and the quotidian. He uses the simplest materials, such as terry cloth and felt, with a persistent and pointed refusal of meaning. In short, Geiger regularly thumbs his nose at the art industry and the ways it assigns value.

Casually disregarding the invitation to mount a solo show—a professionally advantageous opportunity—Geiger instead invited his friend Axel Huber, an artist and curator, to join him. At the heart of this “Group Show”—as it was titled—was Geiger’s sculpture series “Portraits und Wurst” (Portraits and Sausage), 2006, which takes as its point of reference an old group photograph

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