January 30, 2014

2008: Knut Hybinette & Troy Richards @ Thomas Robertello Gallery

Above: Knut Hybinette, left, and Troy Richards, right, at Thomas Robertello Gallery on January 25, 2008.
Knut Hybinette & Troy Richards
January 25 - March 8, 2008
Thomas Robertello Gallery
939 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL




"Taken from the literal definition of the word Utopia, 'Nowheresville' focuses on the ideas and literary work of the French writer and Utopian socialist Charles Fourier: specifically on the experimental community, Ripon, Wisconsin, which was formed to put his ideas into practice. Ripon was a short-lived experiment but would later become the birthplace of the Republican Party. Presenting a historic trajectory that leads toward the near future, Ripon is portrayed as a Midwestern dystopia, infested by chaotic suburban drug addicts, killers, and societal decay."

"The centerpiece of the exhibition is an innovative video game created by Hybinette and Richards incorporating video, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and cutting-edge technology. The gallery installation consists of a shanty housing the game, a decaying billboard depicting a video of Fourier espousing utopian dogma, as well as drawings and prints used in the making of the video game."

Quotation above from: http://www.thomasrobertello.com/exhibitions/1301.html

Thomas Robertello Gallery was operated by Thomas Robertello from 2006-2013.

Above: "The Promises of the Administration Have Been Kept," left, and Thomas Robertello, right, January 25, 2008.
Images (1-2) January 25, 2008;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.

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