Robert Grunenberg
Metamodernity
16 DEC 2018 – 9 FEB 2019

KOO JEONG A, PEPPI BOTTROP, MARCEL BROODTHAERS, ANDERS DICKSON, PAUL FERENS, HARDY HILL, ASTRIT ISMAILI, OLIVER LARIC, KRIS LEMSALU, JULIEN NGUYEN, FRANCIS PICABIA, SIMON SPEISER, RAPHAELA VOGEL
 
 
Metamodernism describes the present era in which a yearning for utopias, despite their futile nature, has come to the fore. In the wake of the myriad global political, economic and climatic crises of recent years, the term articulates our attempts to escape the dead-ends and cyclical thinking of postmodernism, in pursuit of the lost futures that modernity promised us. Through an embracing of radical empathy, sincerity and tenderness, might we here begin—individually and collectively—to glimpse our progressive, humanist, sensual utopias? — By Luke Turner, 2019