Building Beyond Success Collaboration with Anne Pöhlmann at Clages, Cologne
A sharp and androgynous figure with bright eyes and fleshy red lips could also be an appropriate description of the Ferrari Testarossa, the car that went into production in the mid eighties and later became a super status symbol. The idea of the super models, super status symbols, super heroes and super stars – Anne Pöhlmann and Diango Hernández see it in a more general and complex way. They are canons that shaped for years the mentality of the western society but the artists are more interested in the deconstruction of these stereotypes, their decline that is produced today by the economical crisis. If we follow their thoughts we could assume that as a result of having super economic models, super wars, super cars, super life, super standards etcetera – we are experiencing right now a super crisis. Which in a way makes us happy, because at least what we have is a super crisis and not only another banal little capitalist depression.
A.H. London Jan. 2009