American artist and designer Daniel Arsham launched his dystopian art exhibition on September 8th at Galerie Perrotin in New York City. The presented work is future-facing in the sense that it envisions life in the next millennium. Deconstructed, raw and decaying, the dystopian art reimagines pop culture as relics. From the sculptural flying car from Back to the Future to a "bagged and bound Mickey Mouse" figure, the 3018 exhibit places contemporary icons in an eroded state that has "fallen into aestheticised obsolescence."
The dystopian art definitely raises questions about the value of materiality and its extension into popular culture. Moreover, this commentary on futurism affirms the solid transition of entertainment-focused objects into the world of art. The 3018 exhibition features both known and never-before-seen works by Arsham.