Why is modernity so unique and attractive for visual artists today?
In the past few years, the reference to the visual symbols of modernity, the reappropriation of geometric abstraction and the recycling of popular culture and its materials have become common resources in artistic practice. Contemporary artistic research on the condition, limits and consequences of modernity is the crux of the Modernologies exhibition.
At the round tables scheduled for the day after the opening, nine of the participating artists will discuss three questions related to the idea of modernity and its contemporary appeal.
Curator: Sabine Breitwieser
Wednesday, 23 September, from 5 pm to 10 pm
The Production of Space and (De)colonisation
From 5 pm to 6:30 pm
With Ângela Ferreira, Runa Islam and Marion von Osten.
Moderator: Chus Martínez
The Project of Universal Language vs. Corporate Identity and Branding
From 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
With Alice Creischer / Andreas Siekmann, Tom Holert and Florian Pumhösl
Moderator: Miguel López
The Politics of Display and the Rewriting of the History of Modernism
From 8:30 pm to 10 pm
With Borut Vogelnik (IRWIN), Christian Philipp Müller and Falke Pisano.
Moderator: André Rottmann
Programme subject to last-minute changes.
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