2008/10/11

comtemporary art in the re-modus

i just got this book from projectspace176 called past-forward which accompanies the exhibition curated by vincent honoré and a product of his residency at the zabludowicz collection in london. honoré's text _ a fragmented time_ is a trip into the artists practicies of today and their origins. in other words, the content of past-forward is just what we need to know and re_cap about the situation in which art production or re_production is at.

michael ned holte, contribution to past-forward titled_

frequently
unasked
questions

starts like this_

"what is it that makes today's art so different, so appealing?

what's appealing is that so little is different.
The contemporary is marked by a simultaneous and contradictory refutation and reiteration of the past. in other other words, it is all about the re-:
reduce,reuse,recycle,..(+77 re-verbs).realize they're super bad, repeat, repeat, repeat... "


another great piece in the book is
"corpse in reverse" (kiev exquisite) by raimundas calasauskas.

in a numbered limited edition of 1,000 this book designed by åbäke is a piece of gold not to say it is an art piece by itself. reading this book we don't even need to see the exhibition to realize how important this contribution is for the contemporary re_search.

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