Redness: A New Room

Douglas Davis

Jun 19 – Jul 16, 1992

Douglas Davis

Found Red Gun Box with English Text, 1990

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REDNESS is a densely packed room installation crammed with the artist’s memoirs of the five years that changed the world (1987-1992). In these objects, boxes, and sculptural tableaux, the artist recounts his adventures in Russia with other artists, democrats, the KGB, women, men, friends and allies, political enemies. The gallery-sized room installation tells a narrative story. The story includes a series of Red Boxes, Red Photos, Red Sounds, Red Drawings grouped around the centerpiece of the exhibition, The Death of Karl Marx. In this piece, Marx is formally laid out in his coffin: his face is actually superimposed with "life" and "death" masks, one of which resembles the artist himself.

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Douglas Davis

Red Box from Latvia for Zinoviev, 1989

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Douglas Davis

Red Box from Latvia for Zinoviev, 1989

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Douglas Davis

Found Red Gun Box with English Text, 1990

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Douglas Davis

Red Presser, 1990

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Douglas Davis

Red Valise with Penis (for Prague and Urbanek), 1990