• View of “Tobias Kaspar,” 2013. From left: Core Lux, 2013; Holiday, 2013; Stripped Bare (Exhibition Announcement), 2013.

    Tobias Kaspar

    Midway Contemporary Art

    Tobias Kaspar’s recent exhibition, parenthetically titled “(Many who have a notion of their potential and needs, and who nevertheless in their heads accept the ruling system and thereby consolidate and downright confirm it),” could be seen as an exercise meant to gauge how much interest remains in mimicry as an artistic technique. When the communicative potential of artistic reduplication enunciates not the differences that condition such a parrot act but instead, as suggested by the title, strategically mouths the present arrangement of power’s effects, what call is sounded in this charade of

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