You thought Redemption was good?
Well, you aint seen nothing yet.
Akoo’s new exhibition is not to be missed:
He is, quite simply, and quite brilliantly, curating an empty space.
There is absolutely nothing there.
Or, denoting everything?
Is there an enigma wrapped within a pink cabbage’s conundrum,
Or is there simply an empty space?
I think Akoo is pointing to the incompatibility of logic and lexis:
This empty space hints at infinity of possible creation:
Nothing is everything.
Conventional exhibitions of objects and art denote creation –
And those very acts of creation contain within themselves
The destruction of infinite possibility:
The angel within the marble turns out to be Lucifer:
To create is to destroy.
But, to reiterate, to curate an empty space is to …
Signpost the incompatibility of logic and lexis -
LOGIC and LEXIS.
Akoo provides another subtle twist on this theme
By keeping the shop door locked,
Even though there is a sign saying,
Culture vultures have to press their noses against the shop window,
Whilst Akoo silently announces:
‘THE KINGS OF ART HAVE NO CLOTHES’.
But wait, all is not lost: Paradise is regained -
Here come Rob and Alison Woodgate,
With Indian summer, golden autumn and Christmas cheer:
So make your way to the Pink Cabbage,
For creative shopping,
For the last few months of the year.