Paul McCarthy "The Box" (1999), Courtesy Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, displayed at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Images: artfridge.de
In his collage-installation "The Box" - a simulation of his LA based studio - viewers may get a peek into his 90 degrees tilted labour, which looks less disgusting as I would have expected. Those who know his work a bit, will find traces of his props: Pinnocchio in the corner, a mask on the table, several video tapes. The overall work itself is a mirror to one of his strongest concerns: Voyeurism. A chaotic and intimate space that one cannot enter, nor leave (or, as in the museum: may not enter), but one can look at it from a secure distance. Now that he revealed his studio, I really wonder how his private house looks like...
The Box - Paul McCarthy
until 4th of November
Potsdamer Straße 50
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10-18h, Thursday until 22h
Usual entry for the other show: 10/5 Euro