A JASON RHOADES RETROSPECTIVE COMES TO HAUSER WIRTH & SCHIMMEL IN DTLA
“Please be aware this installation contains adult content’, the sign on the exhibition wall warns, as you enter the 28,000 square feet devoted to sex, politics, and religion, that comprises Jason Rhoades’ newest exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in DTLA. With bright colors, subtle details, and an endless amount of things, Rhoades work incorporates traditional culture and cultural taboos, exemplified perhaps by the installation My Madinah. In Pursuit of my ermitage… which mimics the open plan of a mosque, but instead of being place of worship, this sacred ground is surrounded by 240 neon signs depicting various words for female genitalia.
The exhibition covers six different installations of Rhoades most prominent works spanning over the years 1994-2006: Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts; My Brother/Brancuzi; The Creation Myth; My Madinah; In Pursuit of my ermitage…; The Black Pussy…and the Pagan Idol Workshop, and Tijuanatanjierchandelier. Each room is like a cosmic playground echoing the past, present, and future.
Catch the exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel located in Downtown L.A. Arts District from Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 through May 21.
Written by Sofia Martensson