blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


ADAPTATION SYNDROME  |  Painting in Contemporary Image Culture

Ziga Kariz

 Private Future, 2004
 Mixed-media installation:
 Two paintings, 59 x 59 x 6 each
 Prints, 79 x 118 overall
 Two wall paintings, 118 x 71 each
 Reynolds Gallery
 Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia

In his installation, Private Future, Ziga Kariz investigates the idea of permeation as it stands for the idea of insidious images that invade, subsume, and disallow distinct space for the self. Starting from Mondrian’s philosophical, visual grid and linking it to populist designs by elite thinkers in fashion, film, and architecture, Kariz questions the availability of privacy and genuine autonomy for the individual.