Jeanette Mundt

Lana Del Rey

27 April 08 June 2018

Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Blood Family, 2018<br />
Oil on linen<br />
165.1 x 149.86 cm / 65 x 59 in
Blood Family, 2018
Oil on linen
165.1 x 149.86 cm / 65 x 59 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. They Will Come Back To See, 2018<br />
Oil on canvas<br />
60.96 x 50.8 cm / 24 x 20 in
They Will Come Back To See, 2018
Oil on canvas
60.96 x 50.8 cm / 24 x 20 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 3, 2018<br />
Oil on linen<br />
121.92 x 91.44 cm / 48 x 36 in
Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 3, 2018
Oil on linen
121.92 x 91.44 cm / 48 x 36 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 5, 2018<br />
Oil on canvas<br />
152.4 x 121.92 cm / 60 x 48 in
Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 5, 2018
Oil on canvas
152.4 x 121.92 cm / 60 x 48 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 1, 2017<br />
Oil on canvas<br />
142.24 x 91.44 cm / 56 x 36 in
Jeanette Mundt on Pink Camo 1, 2017
Oil on canvas
142.24 x 91.44 cm / 56 x 36 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. A Good Death, 2018<br />
Oil on linen with frame<br />
66 x 55.8 cm / 26 x 22 in
A Good Death, 2018
Oil on linen with frame
66 x 55.8 cm / 26 x 22 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. You Can’t Bite into the Peach, 2018<br />
Oil on canvas<br />
50.8 x 50.8 cm / 20 x 20 in
You Can’t Bite into the Peach, 2018
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 50.8 cm / 20 x 20 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey.
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Born Athlete American: Simone Biles I, 2017<br />
Oil on linen<br />
40.64 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20 in
Born Athlete American: Simone Biles I, 2017
Oil on linen
40.64 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Born Athlete American: Aly Raisman I, 2018<br />
Oil and glitter on canvas<br />
91.44 x 121.92 cm / 36 x 48 in
Born Athlete American: Aly Raisman I, 2018
Oil and glitter on canvas
91.44 x 121.92 cm / 36 x 48 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Installation view
Installation view
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Untitled, 2017<br />
Watercolor pencil on paper<br />
38.5 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm / 15 1/4 x 19 x 1 in
Untitled, 2017
Watercolor pencil on paper
38.5 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm / 15 1/4 x 19 x 1 in
Jeanette Mundt: Lana Del Rey. Untitled, 2018<br />
Watercolor pencil and glitter on paper<br />
48.5 x 38.5 x 2.5 cm / 19 x 15 1/4 x 1 in
Untitled, 2018
Watercolor pencil and glitter on paper
48.5 x 38.5 x 2.5 cm / 19 x 15 1/4 x 1 in

I. Blind landing. Two-and-a-half twists in the air. Back handspring onto vaulting table. Roundoff onto springboard. Reversal to transfiguration. Roundoff-one-and-a-half-twist step out-roundoff-back handspring-arabian double front-front layout salto. Splicing motion, mutilating time.

II. The “becoming subject”— the becoming Olympiad-blind landing out of Amanar; the becoming American-teenaged-tattooed; the becoming female-Blaze Pink into camouflage-latent hunter drive. Engendering and gendering the sport, not by rules but by an “immanent sense of the game,”* shared in a field: the necessity of play for the players; the production of durability thru corporeal dispositions; the gymnastic elasticity of bodies, stretched by fabric and time.

III. But what ensures this durability? The extensification of Edison’s originary electric pen, naval homosociality transfigured too, subsumed in punk aesthetic; “the social life of things,”** objects traveling on their own damn course—in and out of commodity, body to conjugal body…and yet the question’s the same: what is the boundary of pain, where the sea meets the sky and death resides.

IV. The becoming dead- “Spirit attains its truth only by finding itself in absolute dismemberment.”*** What is the process of this finding? Not annihilation, but incomplete destruction. The kind of time you start to see passing, death as anti-economy, vanitas in the Latin—futility of material.

Esra Padgett

 

*Bourdieu and Wacquant. 1992. An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology.

**Appadurai. 1986. The Social Life of Things.

*** Mbembe. 2003. Necropolitics.