Senator Lounge

FOX, Vienna
18 February – 5 March 2022




Premiumise or perish. Oysters, Wagyu beef, lobster, and caviar are absolute necessities in attracting a top-tier art audience in today’s fast-paced economy. The growth of a global elite is accompanied by a hollowing out of the middle.
This may or may not be an accurate replica of a first class airport lounge. I’ve never been in one. My research suggests they look the same all over the world: Minimalist modernism with the extra comfort plus package. Except the British and middle eastern ones, they’re a bit more gaudy.
You have a choice: The choice between plain, plebeian olives, or PREMIUM olives with a picture of Pierce Brosnan. This is the banality of luxury.
Whether it’s a dictator’s mausoleum, a Venetian water bus, upmarket premium distinction branding, or large-scale train models: I’ll admit that I’m using these topics as a vehicle to discuss the questions that matter to me: Materiality, material quotes and imitations, the boundaries of sculpture and space, high art vs. low art. I’ve taken the wood texture for this Senator Lounge from a pedestal supporting works by another artist. This texture is then printed on paper which is glued to another layer of paper, which is placed over a board of wood.
Dear valued premium customer! Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We hope you enjoyed your stay in this Senator Lounge.

– Julian Turner

Photos: Stefan Lux

Friendly Reminders, Tgesa Amilcar, Lantsch/Lenz

Mit zwei Mädchen ist nicht gut Cabrio fahren

Die Grenze des guten Geschmacks
Diplom Bildende Kunst
Der Bäcker
Mit Stäbchen
New Rome Antics
Swiss Vibe Check
Der Ché
Liebe auf den ersten Blick / Black & White
Das Kannibalistenschwein / Altpapier
Der Chef / Die Chefin
Gepflegtes Aussehen ist kein Zufall
Die Impfung

New York / Pizza


Januar 2021
Tgesa Amilcar, Voia Principala 36, Lantsch/Lenz GR, Switzerland