Desert Now @ Steve Turner, Mar 19 – Apr 23

, 18 March 2016

Julius von Bismarck, Julian Charrière and Felix Kiessling are presenting joint exhibition Desert Now at LA’s Steve Turner, opening March 19 and running to April 23.

Curated by guest curators Nadim Samman and Anja Henckel of Berlin non-profit space Import Projects, the show playfully addresses the quixotic and ‘quirky’ history of the Southwest United States and its landscape, in parallel and as an interaction with its modernist architecture and the “legacy of Land Art”.

The exhibition takes the form of a sort of museum of curiosities (ie in alternating displays of “kitsch, infotainment, the prim, the profane and the pedagogical”), inspired by and taking from these unique spaces that dot the Californian desert: “From sand dune and atom bomb to gift shop and washroom, Desert Now surveys the strange panorama of Southwestern imagery in its many charms and contradictions.”

See the Steve Turner website for details.**