Image: 'Anything Goes: die Postmoderne, 1967 – 1992'
Elaine Sturtevant, Warhol Flowers, Lichtenstein's Pointed Hand, 1965, silkscreen, china ink and pencil on paper © Sturtevant Estate, Paris, photo: Charles Duprat, Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London · Paris · Salzburg · Seoul

'Anything Goes: die Postmoderne, 1967 – 1992' Group exhibition featuring Sturtevant at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany

29 September 2023—28 January 2024
Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany
Showcasing spectacular examples of design, architecture, cinema, pop, philosophy, art and literature, the exhibition chronicles the dawn of the information society, the unleashing of the financial markets, the great age of subcultures, disco, punk and techno-pop, shoulder pads and Memphis furniture. It also chronicles the sudden surge in the construction of museums, the new temples of art and culture, to which we owe the largest exhibit, the Bundeskunsthalle itself. When the Bundeskunsthalle opened in 1992, the Cold War was over, and Francis Fukuyama published his famous  book, in which he proclaimed ‘the end of history’ as such. Thirty years later, it is clear that history did not come to an end, and Postmodernism is once again a matter of considerable debate.

Holding up a mirror to the present, the exhibition homes in on our current conflicts – from right-wing populism to identity politics. It allows us to ask, from the distance of a generation, what time we are actually living in. Is Postmodernity really over – or are we in the middle of it?
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