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Modern Matter #16

Visual Essay

£12.50

This issue of Modern Matter is a visual essay from the magazine’s studio, created in collaboration with Erwin Wurm and Helmut Lang. At its core, it is an exploration of the dialectics between creator and viewer; artist and audience; director and reader. When we create an image, we ourselves become... ​​Read More

This issue of Modern Matter is a visual essay from the magazine’s studio, created in collaboration with Erwin Wurm and Helmut Lang. At its core, it is an exploration of the dialectics between creator and viewer; artist and audience; director and reader. When we create an image, we ourselves become performers, curating an image of ourselves and of how we see our surroundings. In this way, the image is imbued with our sense of self — and by the same means, we can often decode images of others through our own experiences as a viewer. Questions around the language of the visual, too, have never been more pertinent than in the age of Instagram. This issue — like all portraits, and especially all self-portraits — is about performance.


Modern Matter is a biannual publication that records the ways in which new and developing technology affects style and culture, while providing a focus on contemporary art.

21 x 27.5cm
Hardcover
200 pages
Autumn/Winter 2019
English
ISSN 2051-3968
In Stock
Modern Matter is a biannual publication that records the ways in which new and developing technology affects style and culture, while providing a focus on contemporary art.