Jack Burton with his presentation at New Viewings @galerie_barbara_thumm
curated by @anne.schwanz
Jack Burton presents us with a relationship between two bodies. The first body is that of the planet Europa, which we might read as a platonic ideal of Europe, living in the heavens. The second body is that of an earth bound rock we could see as an incarnation of the European Project in reality; weathered, beaten, but still marked with the sign of peace and advertising its hospitality. The planet looks lovingly at the rock, which smokes, and keeps going, lighting the way.
In all the work there is a play between the fragility of hope and the effort to overcome destruction and disunity. Jack Burton's work uses ideas from Economics, Historical reference points, and the European Project in particular, as subject matters. @jackfrburton
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