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Alexander Wolff

Galerie Mezzanin

This show, “Ausstellung für leidenschaftlich an sich selbst Interessierte” (Exhibition for the Passionately Self-Involved), was designed to be modified. Before the opening, Alexander Wolff arranged everything himself, but in the days that followed he left it up to the gallery staff to exchange some of the pictures at weekly intervals as they saw fit. Of course, this demonstrative relinquishing of the show’s installation was actually just a cunningly displaced insistence on design, as Wolff in fact linked together the individual works to form a cohesive yet rearrangeable installation: Space, image, and material seemed mutually permeable, and their rotation was part of his exhibition structure.

The images themselves obey this logic of variability in a loose, serial patchwork. Wolff avails himself of abstract painting as a fairly indeterminate frame of reference, downgrading its pictorial

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