Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Concordia” at Barbara Gladstone is a monster.
“Concordia” refers, natch, to the luxury liner that wrecked a few years ago, with the Italian captain who swiftly abandoned ship. In case the use of this as metaphor isn’t evident, Hirschhorn has included Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa” up there on the ceiling — one of my favorite paintings in the world (last visited in a Louvre visit w @hilaryamason) —embedded in this new story about a new wreck of an old empire.
There are also pages of what I think are Marx’s “Kapital” which might be overkill but it’s not one of those shows in which overkill is even possible.
Cc Hans Haacke’s “Germania” of 1992, winking at Caspar David Friedrich’s “Eismeer”.
#alwayscrashinginthesame in a visit w @feleaks (Taken with Instagram at Gladstone Gallery)