“Like an Attali Report, But Different”

KADIST - Paris

In “Like an Attali Report, but Different,” the Romanian curator Cosmin Costinas explored one of the great themes of our time: the question of political visions. In addition to a number of subtle cross-references, the show offered a refreshingly diverse viewing experience with a small, manageable selection of works by ten artists. For example, Anatoly Osmolovsky’s Mayakovsky-Osmolovsky, 1993, a sequence of documentary photographs of the artist climbing up the Valdimir Mayakovsky statue in Moscow, was placed next to an evocative abstract wall work by Heman Chong. In Teardrop (Inversed), 2008, the Singapore-based artist used three thousand small self-adhesive stickers whose shapes resemble those of location markers on a map. A complex pattern ran from the Kadist Foundation’s front window all the way to the inner room, like a seismographic visualization. Clearly representing some huge

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