We Monks do have a taste for kitsch and for "found objects" and ephemera. We even have a set of pictures on Flickr with that name, and when we stumbled upon the current Pascale Marthine Tayou show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, in Hyde Park London, we both responded positively.
Confirming Monk philosophy, we dare speculate that Pascale has found and offered beauty and joy and relevance in everyday colourful bulk issue fast food plastic straws, pipes and bags and bottles.
The theme of the show is artfully “suggested” and not hammered home; allowing the meaning and the connections between each motif to sink-in without fuss or pretension.
Those art lovers who lined up to see and pay to see Damien Hirst’s diamond skull in order to find the meaning of life, should consider staying away.
Pascale’s Visitors will not be required to pay for that privilege and will not fail to register his polemic before they find the exit.
Joy indulged, message delivered.
Pascale describes his installation as "deceitful";
I would add, knowingly so.
A pleasure to be had...... the politics of ....
And the means by which it is distributed.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
04 Mar 2015 – 17 May 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Check with the Gallery.