Terror Management™:Opening Reception
The title of the show comes from “The Worm at the Core”, a book that focuses on a scientific examination of the knowledge of our mortality and its pervasive effect on human affairs. “The fact that one day we will die”, says the artist, “has been governing both our internal behavior and our interactions with society throughout all time, since the advent of self-awareness”. The title of the exhibition, conceived to indicate the ability of human beings to manage their fear of death, includes the “™” symbol as a nod to both repetition (TM™) and branding, or as the artist states “what could be a fictional firm specialized in the management of terror.” Draxler’s artistic practice represents his own way of dealing with his deepest fears, anxieties and nightmares.
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