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Contemporary Condition - The Last Resident


Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794681 Acqn 29624
Pb 12x19cm 96pp 8ills £7.00

By Verina Gfader, with Victoria Browne, Rebecca Carson, William Forsythe, Claire Hsu, William
Kentridge, Mochu, Monica Narula, Pallavi Paul, Lea Porsager, Gerald Raunig, Sif, Lantian Xie

Hardly a gray matter of catching the spirit of our present. From the sun-drenched-ness of the
Dubaian atmosphere, to the feathery encounter in a secret printing workshop, words and
materials are discreetly-spectrally, outspokenly-put forward: a bunch of residents cruising the
seas of nine temporary realities, the result of an ongoing swapping of facts and speculations from
the earthly realm. At one end of the spectrum, players, voyagers, entering the machinery
(cacophony) of thought processing. At the other, the anchoring point, The Last Resident, one who
opens a possible scene.

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Contemporary Condition - Anachrony, Contemporaneity And Historical Imagination


Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794872 Acqn 29697
Pb 12x19cm 40pp 2ills £7.25

Taking its point of departure in an "anachronic" exhibition, "Soulevements" (2016-18), this book is
a theoretical exploration of how the notion of contemporaneity-understood as the coming together
of different times in the same historical present-relates to the end of a certain history of art.
Critical of hitherto dominant chronological, ahistorical, and/or culturally restricted notions of the
contemporary, Lund's overall aim is to make an argument for "the contemporary contemporary"
as the point of departure for any anachronic relationship with time today, and as the inescapable
point of departure for any possible historical imagination.

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