Alexander Forbes interviews gallerist Tanja Wagner and cultural philosopher Timotheus Vermeulen:
In any moment, it’s nearly impossible to locate or isolate shifts, changes in tendencies, whether social, aesthetic, or otherwise—banal critical statement of the year, certainly. But, for Berlin’s (and the art world’s at large) current state of flux, of non-identity and non-identification, perhaps such a naming is needed. For Robin van den Akker, Timotheus Vermeulen, and gallerist Tanja Wagner, that name is Metamodernism.
Check out what they have to say about young artists, the return of hope, the regained autnomony of art and how the term metamodernism tries to encapture these current developments, here. For the German version go here.
Image: Mona Hatoum, Waiting is Forbidden (2011)