Carlos Ginzburg, Vintage 1982, 1982-2017, (Detail), Courtesy of Henrique Faria Fine Art.
CARLOS GINZBURG - New Capitalism
35 East 67th Street
10065 New York
In his exhibition, Carlos Ginzburg challenges the valorization of his
work from the seventies and eighties through its inscription into a historical narrative that he himself ironically calls Vintage 1982 by framing it within the criticism of the economy of enrichment. My new 'style' vintage art is null," "My new work of 2017 is the vintage art I have done in the 70s" say the little books piled up in front of Vintage 1982, encouraging us to reflect on the condition of the artist in this new economy, who has become a sort of zombie capitalist, a living dead reduced to its past.
Hundreds of signboards blanket the ground of the gallery or lean up against the walls. Amongst them we distinguish three "vintage" signboards with photos taken during Ginzburg's trips to Bali, Crete and Rome on which the words "enrichment" and "2017" were affixed, rephotographed in tourist destinations like Venice, Montenegro and Croatia during the summer of 2017. This mise en abyme of the enrichment that literally invades the exhibition space is also a mise en scène of the aesthetics of capitalism in its new form, which is that of the economy of enrichment."