Andujar’s archive is, like all archives, compromised. What he offers is, not unlike history, neither accurate nor false. Whereby our reliance on interest as a qualifying aesthetic feature blinds us to the subtle truth in details. The exhibition, as a formality, threatens to become a monument to the personal disillusions of its subject. Then why concede to this threat? How much louder must we exclaim into the void of the exhibitionary space? A flag, a sign, a literal symbol modifies its environment without even touching it. Ultimately, this fleeting gesture compromises the exaggerated destinations of display.
~ Chad Dawkins
Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio.
Photo credit Adam Schreiber