Exhibition

Modernologies

Contemporary artists researching modernity and modernism

23 Sep. 2009 to 17 Jan. 2010

Armando Andrade Tudela

Armando Andrade Tudela "Untitled 1 (Rattan Sculpture)", 2008

  • Fecha:
    13 Feb. - 05 Apr. 2010
    Lugar:
    Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

«Modernism fascinates me. Its basic principles were generated from a common wish to create a more egalitarian society. Yet it has been, and still is, politically appropriated by oppressive systems, be they old-fashioned colonialism or neo-colonial economic global might». This statement by the artist Ângela Ferreira perfectly sums up the spirit of Modernologies. Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism.

Ferreira was part of the group of thirty artists selected by the curator Sabine Breitwieser for this project that analysed a new generation of contemporary artists' increasing interest in studying the legacy of modernity and modernism as a great utopian project linked to welfare, equality and progress, but also to certain processes of colonial oppression and control.

The exhibition was structured into three main, interconnected sections: the production of space, which looked at the role of architecture as a hope for social change; the aspiration to a universal language linked to a desire for artistic autonomy, expressed through abstraction; and the politics of display, as a reflection on how exhibitions are conceived and transmitted, and artists' involvement in them.

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