Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas
In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance
Exhibition at Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
14th - 30th of November 2014








Front room:

In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance.

Essays on taste by Hume, Bourdieu, Danto, Arendt and Greenberg. Reprographic print, sumi ink, india ink, “Molotow” spray paint, watercolor, and permanent marker on paper.
76,2 x 152,4 cm





Back room:

Still life.
Fresh-cut Alstroemeria (“Lily of the Incas”), white ceramic vase, and museum plinth.






Cellar, front:

In A Narrow Circle Of Acquaintance.
Essays on taste by Simmel and Veblen. Reprographic print, sumi ink, india ink, “Molotow” spray paint, watercolor, and permanent marker on paper.
76,2 x 152,4 cm






Cellar, back:






The Potato Eaters, part II

Photographed detail of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco and defaced Van Gogh print framed by the artists in American hardwood walnut and Belgian linen.






The Potato Eaters, part I.

Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier interpreted by Joao Carlos Martins (Connoisseur Society 12” LP 1973) played through Greedtone fuzz pedal, (made in Seattle), and Fender amp, (made in California) on gentleman’s suit wool.









Spoiler:

Since Pierre Bourdieu’s 1967-1968 survey finding that, in France, the Well-Tempered Clavier was favored by “those fractions of the dominant class that are richest in economic capital”, standards of “legitimate taste” have been complicated, but not made redundant, by cowboy capital appearing to flatten taste and obfuscate class to a relatable base baseline. Source: Pierre Bourdieu, The Aristocracy of Culture, 1980.








Photography by Bergman & Salinas