Tom Friedman in 'Mad World' at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
Bringing together exemplary works from the Marciano Collection, 'Mad World' exhibits the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. With several works that reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, the show aims to encourage consideration of the future - of what may or may not be a likely, or desirable, trajectory. Hand in hand with this theme is the notion of identity which, examined through innovative portraiture, highlights the unknown and unpredictable in ourselves and others. Ideas of how we see the world permeate the show as a whole, to focus attention on how we process the overwhelming array of images with which we are daily faced.