Ajay Kurian’s Eerie New Exhibition Is a Sculptural Murder Ballad for the USA—Check it Out Here

Show of the Day: "American Artist" on view at Sies + Höke in Dusseldorf.

Invitation image for Ajay Kurian's
Invitation image for Ajay Kurian's "American Artist" at Sies + Höke.

AJAY KURIAN

“American Artist”
Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Through Januray 13, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “In his first exhibition with the gallery, Ajay Kurian presents new and recent works that can be read as a murder ballad for America in sculptural form.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: This multifaceted exhibition oozes with a creeping feeling. Kurian has rethought some of his iconic sculptural materials into new constellations, using artworks as evidence, and connecting Americana and the alt-right movement with pre-war Germany and Brecht’s theater.

What It Looks Like:

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Installation view Ajay Kurian American Artist
Courtesy 47 Canal, New York; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf
Photographer Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf


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