Welcome to the opening of two new exhibitions at Kunsthall Stavanger, Friday March 7, 5-7 pm!
Ketchup and Blood shows two videos by Paul McCarthy (b.1945); The Painter and Family Tyranny (Modeling and Molding). The title reflects upon McCarthy's interest in, and interaction with, materials. The materials are not only tools, but become the work itself. In the videos, McCarthy is playing with ketchup's likeness to blood (among others), such exploring reality and artifice. The artist utilizes formal and thematic measures borrowed from TV series, porn- and horror movies, digging into the mediated everyday that we all try to keep at a distance without ever succeeding.Read More