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February 24th, 2008 - April 6th, 2008
Opening: 
February 24th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Prolegomena to an apology for pragmaticism, Justin MatherlyJustin Matherly,
Prolegomena to an apology for pragmaticism,
2006, OSB (oriented strand board), 66 x 56 x 52 in
© Courtesy of the artist and Dispatch, New York
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Drawing on Franz Kafka's description of a writing desk in his unfinished satire Amerika, which details misadventures in an imaginary American landscape, 'Prolegomena to an apology for pragmaticism' takes the form of an inverted roll-top desk that relies on a combination of open drawers to stay upright. In its precarious scale and transposed configuration the structure embodies the conflicted status of blockade and shelter.


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