modern modern

modern modern

Edited by Pati Hertling

with texts by Stefan Kalmár, Jan Verwoert, Ariane Müller

ISBN 978-0-9823977-0-1

Catalogue of the exhibition modern modern curated by Pati Hertling at Chelsea Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation, 2009.
178 p.

Artist contributions: Dirk Bell, Kerstin Braetsch, Cecily Brown, Tobias Buche, Nikolas Gambaroff, Isa Genzken, Simone Gilges, John Giorno, Charline von Heyl, Karl Holmqvist, Honey-Suckle Company, Gregor Hylla, Sergej Jensen, Peter Kisur, Jutta Koether, Kitty Kraus, Jonas Lipps, Nick Mauss, Birgit Megerle, Michaela Meise, Paulina Olowska, Ken Okiishi, Scott Olson, Silke Otto-Knapp, Elizabeth Peyton, Falke Pisano, Nina Rhode, Juliane Solmsdorf, Hayley Tompkins, Peter Peri, Reto Pulfer, Andro Wekua, Susanne Winterling, Amelie von Wulffen

€ 25.-

Nothing is never nothing and something is never something and everything is quite different from what it seems to be.

Stefan Kalmár, Introduction
quoting Truman Capote to John Malcom Brinning,
mid August 1946, New York

Perhaps the way this I is described, makes it one exemplary artistic 'I' of modernity. It is somewhere between the figure of the epical artist and the novelist. It is epical because it doesn't call for identification, it enfolds before the eye of the betrayer, doesn't ask for his consent, moreover it makes itself a little obscure, ...

Ariane Müller, in Aporia Katze Problem

People will tell you that modernism is about taking the straight way. Don't believe them! It's about the crooked way. It always has been.

Jan Verwoert, in Crooked Modernisms – Oh crooked indeed!

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