Mathew Weir: Against the Irreversible
Schönhauser Allee 28, 10435 Berlin, Germany
12th September 2020
17th October 2020
Solo presentation in artist Paul McDevitt’s project space Farbvision, with an accompanying essay ‘Making Friends with Horror’ by Matt Carey-Williams:
“Mathew Weir … makes friends with all sorts of horrors. Getting cosy with the horrors of death, history, greed and slavery allows him to (re)consider our contemporary repugnance of life, politics, capitalism and systemic racism, all of which are magnified today by the Coronavirus pandemic. So it is that this exhibition acts like the mouth of Conrad’s Congo or the sulphuric, kaleidoscopic den of darkness that is Kurtz’s hideaway on an uncharted Cambodian river. Mathew’s show becomes an estuary of effluence; a delta where tributaries of all types of horror meet and flow into one another …”.