New York

Markus Schinwald

Yvon Lambert

Elegant, unsettling, and thoroughly persuasive, Markus Schinwald’s New York solo debut provided an overdue introduction to the versatile Austrian-born artist’s uncanny talent for lavishly evocative modes of détournement. Schooled in both theory and fashion design, Schinwald is fascinated with the potential and limitations of bodies, as physical objects and as metaphoric subjects. Despite its slightly bewildering disciplinary heterogeneity (his projects over the last decade, seen almost exclusively in Europe, have involved painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, installation, theater, dance, puppetry, and various combinations thereof), his practice does have a clear central intent: to fluster the distinctions between people and things, between the body and its surroundings, hybridizing and adulterating each with elements of the other and then teasing out the disquieting psychological

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