Julian Turner

Julian Turner

Senator Lounge
18.2. – 4.3.2022

Premiumise or perish. Oysters, Wagyu beef, lobster, and caviar are absolute
necessities in attracting a top-tier art audience in today’s fast-paced economy. The
growth of a global elite is accompanied by a hollowing out of the middle.
This may or may not be an accurate replica of a first class airport lounge. I’ve never
been in one. My research suggests they look the same all over the world: Minimalist
modernism with the extra comfort plus package. Except the British and middle eastern
ones, they’re a bit more gaudy.
You have a choice: The choice between plain, plebeian olives, or PREMIUM olives with
a picture of Pierce Brosnan. This is the banality of luxury.
Whether it’s a dictator’s mausoleum, a Venetian water bus, upmarket premium
distinction branding, or large-scale train models: I’ll admit that I’m using these topics as
a vehicle to discuss the questions that matter to me: Materiality, material quotes and
imitations, the boundaries of sculpture and space, high art vs. low art. I’ve taken the
wood texture for this Senator Lounge from a pedestal supporting works by another
artist. This texture is then printed on paper which is glued to another layer of paper,
which is placed over a board of wood.
Dear valued premium customer! Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We
hope you enjoyed your stay in this Senator Lounge.
– Julian Turner


Opening hours during the exhibition:

Friday from 6 – 9pm

…or by appointment!

Marxergasse 16
A-1030 Wien

email: fox(at)udobohnenberger.com

With the kind support of: