by Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 24 July 2013

It’s funny how popular TV shows can shed a new light on art. A good example is the Black Acid Co-op installation by two American artists, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. It’s their third collaborative project, a large-scale installation of several rooms including a meth lab, all commissioned by Deitch projects.

To enter the installation, the visitor has to climb through a big hole in the wall and as soon as he/she is inside the hidden world, abandonment and decay opens up. The exhibition gives the “average” citizen the possibility to experience a sub-culture he is probably surrounded by every day without noticing and without even imagining that his neighbour might have a drug lab next door.