reviews

  • Kostis Velonis, Reconstruction of the model of Vladimir Tatlin’s monument to the Third International as an instrument of research for domesticity, 2009, wood, acrylic, veneer, plywood, spray paint, 43 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4".

    Kostis Velonis

    Alpha-Delta Gallery

    “Marx in Arcadia” may seem a somewhat oxymoronic title for an exhibition. Is Kostis Velonis positing a revolutionary pastoralism? Well, why not? Who but Marx foresaw a future society beyond the division of labor, where I may “do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic”? Velonis, though, seems to spend his days more as a carpenter and handyman than as any sort of agriculturalist who engages in bracing postprandial

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