Socratic Love (from the Dada Forgeries), 1988

Hong Kong 2015
Galerie Hubert Winter
Plywood, sock
101.0 x 6.6 x 2.2 Size (cm)
39.8 x 2.6 x 0.9 Size (in)
The American Minimal sculptor Carl Andre (*1935, Quincy, MA, lives and works in New York) included in his first retrospective “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010” at Dia:Beacon (2014 – 2015) the rather overlooked group of works Dada Forgeries. Socratic Love from 1988 presents in a perfect manner the complex notion and the critical understanding of modernity and an explicit commentary on Duchamp and his Ready-Mades. Forgery implicitly contains a connoisseurship. Carl Andre undermines in this work his own signature mark and fights his own stereotypification with humour and playfulness.