World’ is an enlargement on ‘Adi’s Bali’, and
includes older pieces of art which Adi made in Germany, France, Italy,
Egypt, Crete and Bali. The exhibition covers the time from 1962 to 2008,
and it succeeds in ‘filling in the picture’ of Adi’s
artistic background. In all of his art Adi exhibits an amazing ability
to appropriate existing images or unusual items, and make something
new out of them. This makes us reappraise the original material and
question Adi’s very subtle aims. Is it homage or humorous criticism?
Is Adi implying how banal the original material has become, and its
necessity for revitalization? ...