Currently on view at Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles is “Wenn Kneipe-Debatten als Kritik zählen,” a collaboration between Michiel Ceulers and Anthony Salvador. In 1993, the American comic and actor Steve Martin wrote a play called “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” wherein Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso (apparent proverbial friends) meet in a Montmartre bar to discuss the artistic shaping of the 20th century. More specifically: the conjunctive affect of art and science on notions of creative genius. The scene is droll and ascribable: a ubiquitous clash of high and low culture, two subjective interpretations, the endless circumventing of two points beneath the low smoke-cloud of a crowded bar. For the exhibition Mihai Nicodim Gallery has been transformed into a large scale installation featuring playful functional sculptures that serve as taps for beer. Kegs, plastic cups, buckets, and clear tubing litter the gallery as gallons of beer flow endlessly for visitors. This exhibition closes soon so find time to see “Wenn Kneipe-Debatten als Kritik zählen” before it closes.
“Wenn Kneipe-Debatten als Kritik zählen” is on view through November 30th, 2013.
For more information visit Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.