I need to see other people suffer to exist at all. 

A torch. A torch in their hearts.


On View
: January 11 – February 10, 2018

Curatorial Proposal Series solo exhibition by Rudolf Lingens

ReceptionJanuary 12, 7-9pm     //     Artist Talk: February 10, 7-8pm


Gallery 263 is pleased to present I need to see other people suffer to exist at all. A torch. A torch in their hearts. This Curatorial Proposal Series solo exhibition features recent works by Rudolf Lingens inspired by existentialist and absurdist theater. The show consists of installation and photographs, presenting ambiguous tableaux fraught with insinuations of violence. Equal parts mise-en-scène, interior decoration, crime scene, and web aesthetic, the work merges surreal representation with elusive abstraction.

The exhibition’s bleak title emerges from the current social and political climate of increasingly normalized and emboldened brutality, corruption, and institutional decline. It is a sentiment of malice directed at those who would seek to oppress and obfuscate, and articulates the cruelty beneath the facade of their actions. Amid this relentless pitilessness, the exhibition seethes beneath its riotous pastel surfaces, caught between hysteria and hypernormal denial.

Rudolf Lingens is a Massachusetts-based interdisciplinary artist who explores an aesthetics of speculation through works that envision contingent narratives. Learn more at www.rudolflingens.com.

Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Friday Morning Yoga with Scarlet

January 19 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
Sun 21
Mon 22

Hatha Yoga with Liz

January 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed 24

Wind Down Wednesday Yoga

January 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 25

OPEN CALL: CURATORIAL PROPOSAL SERIES

Deadline: February 25, 2018


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