Reprototypes, Triangulations and Road Tests.
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Sternberg Press
By: Simon Starling, Superflex, Robin Mackay, Esther da Costa Meyer, Venugopal Maddipati, Mirjam Schaub, Birgit Schneider, Eva Wilson, Daniela ZymanThere is still life left in modernist designs. Turner Prize winner Simon Starling and Danish collective Superflex have created seven seminal works, called reprotypes, that reactivate actual modernist inventions, collapsing them as unstable complexes around pertinent themes and ideologies. These new works pierce through layers of time and history and revisit long held certainties, they propose a new strategy for siting the contemporary in the modern, resuscitating objects and innovations out of obsolescence, testing their contemporary vitality and thus disrupting the self-sufficiency of the modernist canon. Accompanying an exhibition at the Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, the publication includes contributions from Robin Mackay, Esther da Costa Meyer, Daniela Zyman, and Mirjam Schaub, among others.
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