Matthew Ritchie The Bad Need (for Parkett no. 61) 2001

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Ritchie combines mythology, science, religion, and history in an evolving narrative using a visual language of scientific theorems, symbolic characters, and cartography. The chapter shown here describes a struggle between life and death, order and chaos; hearts, circles, and equations stand in for events, elements, characters, and principles.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008.
Multiple of a wall installation with adhesive-backed vinyl and annotated artist's book
Installation (approx.): 37 1/2 x 41 15/16" (95.2 x 106.6 cm)
Parkett Publishers, Zürich and New York
Fast Signs, New York
Alexandra Herzan Fund
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