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A Vision

17 Sep 15

Galerie Krinzinger

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

16 years after his first show in Galerie Krinzinger, Turk returned with a contemplative exhibition responding to the Bohemian patrician creativity emanating from turn-of-the-century Vienna: the sumptuous portraits of Klimt and his protégé, the awkward permissive Schiele, the radical dissonant, anti-decadent modernity of Schoenberg and Loos and significantly the enlightened ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud.

The sculptural marionette of Ludwig Wittgenstein offering forth an egg brought a pathos to the now effete role of the contemporary western male revolutionary thinker. The once authoritative figure made impotent by the virile presence of rampant consumerist hedonism. Turk portrayed this symbol of rational thought clutching nothing but the semiotics of philosophical oxymorons, conundrums and lost enigmas.

‘A Vision’ was made with appreciation of the work and thoughts of Joseph Kosuth.