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Detail of Claudia Djabbari’s ‘Model’ (2010, MDF, Acrylic Paint) in: Perverted Minimalism Nr. 3 – Emotional Conclusions and Logical Matters (Woodmill Galleries)

“If you take the phrase “Perverted Minimalism” at face value, then the four artists in this group show (...) are doing something twisted with a classic art movement. In more general terms, they are self–critically questioning an artistic practice that often gets subsumed under the general heading “formal reduction.” Djabbari’s sculptural analyses unmask the inhospitable architectural geometries of modern apartment complexes. (…) And so this show – or rather the ongoing project of which it is one instalment – raises the question of the relationship between form and politics and, more fundamentally, whether and how form can give art a thematic dimension in the first place. (…) The promise of authenticity and autonomy offered by form is constantly demonstrated to be fragile and possibly even invalid. (…) The show’s site–specific aspects and use of intercontextuality are thus invoked as guarantees that the works will not be mistaken for autonomous creations. (…)”

Daniela Stöppel (2011) Review – Munich: Perverted Minimalism Nr. 2. Galerie Jahn Baaderstrasse, Art Forum International Magazine, Summer 2011, p. 422