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Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

Exhibition Detail
Hang 'Em High
Lindenstrasse 35
10969 Berlin
Germany


May 14th, 2011 - July 30th, 2011
Opening: 
May 13th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
AD_Fe Real, Tatjana DollTatjana Doll, AD_Fe Real,
2010, 300 x 350 cm
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
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Gallery Gebr. Lehmann is showing new, large-sized paintings by Tatjana Doll.
The title of the exhibition “Hang ´Em High” relates to the same named Western film with Clint
Eastwood from 1968.
Oxytocin:
For the formulation of my panels with alkyd lacquer, I utilise combinations of volatile, mid-volatile
and nonvolatile solvents. The volatile solvents enable rapid surface drying, the mid-volatile solvents,
a better degasification, and the nonvolatile solvents improve the distribution and shine of the
lacquer’s finish. The least volatile solvent has to be a final solvent for whatever binder is used, so
that no craters or exudation marks are produced.
Floating:
The traces of running lacquer form the
horizontals.
Driver's Seat:
The black splotch forms the outline of horse
with person, the Marlboro Man for example.
She stuck one behind her ear, the other in her
mouth. The hat gyrates like the sun in the
desert. After I read that smoking causes cancer,
I stopped reading.
AD:
Stands for advertisement.
Because it no longer signifies pictorial
figuration—like with the automobile—
but advertises (itself, first and foremost) as
image in its high-gloss, furiously coloured enamel, which, in turn, appears out of a decoupling of all
contending desires of some prosthesis, out of the realm of industry. As if I had, out of everything
ever advertised, used colour to skin the pelt of the products, in order to once again capture a
favourite advertisement and paint it, this ad that interchanges itself, as well as all main concepts,
amidst the heightened level of basic fear in my society. Tuning or grumpy acid.
Amputation:
There is no language for collective experience; it has already long since been generated in all
images of advertisement. Searcher looking for my ego: I find my apartment on Google, my blog.
Prostheses that hold my ego together—this is the definitive abstraction, the price of my identity, a
customisable subject that can only be specified by manufactures, itself a Trojan horse. For a
controllable ego.
Where the flavour is:
The phantom of freedom means cutting loose from freedom. Come to.
Expanding Assimilation:
Truth lies not in the attribute of the essence of things; instead, the attribute only represents that
essence, especially when it is universally verifiable, in conformity with experience. Deactivate
certainty, in other words, it cannot be used in its disqualification until it has been disqualified.


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