LUST FOR LIFE

Well, I never got my license to live

They won't give it up

So I stand at the world's edge 


I'm Trying to breaking in

Oh, I know it's not for me 

And the sight of it all 

Makes me sad and ill 

That's when I want some weird sin 


Things get too straight 

I can't bear it 

I feel stuck, stuck on a pin 


I'm trying to break in 

Oh, I know it's not for me 

And the sight of it all 

Makes me sad and ill 

That's when I want some weird sin 


That's when I want some weird sin 

Just to relax with 


Yeah, some dumb, weird sin 

For a while anyway 

With my head on the ledge 

That's what you get out on the edge some weird sin


Iggy Pop, "Some Weird Sin," Lust for Life (RCA, 1977)


Edward Ressle’s exhibition Lust for Life takes its title from Iggy Pop’s 1977 album of the same name, recorded during the songwriter’s Berlin years. In ruminations on alienation and precarity, as well as the desire to find one’s place in the world, the album’s central themes remain relevant to our contemporary lived experience. As an exhibition, Lust for Life takes as its subject life itself—its sensual pleasures, its creativity and expression, as well as those systems which stand in the way of its realization.


Lust for Life brings together a group of artists whose work looks askance at contemporary social and political structures to cultivate new possibilities for living in the world. Whether through sensuous bodily references, these artists interrogate the construction of identity and what it means to be an embodied subject today. Pushing up against the constraints of preexisting categories and social constructions—or working within them—the work on view delights in transgressing boundaries in a lust for life.



ARTISTS


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Chino Amobi

Tina Braegger

Congo the chimpanzee

Eliza Douglas

Beatrix Error

Mike Kelley

Martin Kippenberger

Nik Kosmas

Shanliang

David Rappeneau

Sterling Ruby

Franz West




“LUST FOR LIFE” is on view through August 31, 2021.

For more information, please contact: yang@edwardressle.com. 





























Location

  • Edward Ressle Shanghai

Date

  • 19.06.2021 - 31.08.2021

Artists