Kopienkritik by Oliver Laric

German Oliver Laric Kopienkritik series (“copy criticism”) are color wax casts and projections upon the Skulpturhalle Basel Swiss museum’s collection of sculptures from Greek classical antiquity.


“Kopienkritik is a term popularized by German scholars, implying a view of Roman sculpture as a stand-in for something else, a mere reconstruction of lost Greek works. This marginalization of Roman innovation ignores qualities inherent in the works such as allusion, parody and emulation, also often falsely ascribing Roman sculptures to non-existent Greek precursors.”

More information at www.oliverlaric.com & www.rhizome.org