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Verina Gfader - The Contemporary Condition
The publication presents a collective project lead by artist and researcher Verina Gfader.
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.
This book is the volume 12 of “The Contemporary Condition” series, edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund and published with Aarhus University, and ARoS Art Museum (Denmark). The aim of the series is to question the formation of subjectivity and concept of temporality in the world now. It begins from the assumption that art, with its ability to investigate the present and make meaning from it, can lead to an understanding of wider developments within culture and society. Addressing a perceived gap in existing literature on the subject, the series focuses on three broad strands: the issue of temporality, the role of contemporary media and computational technologies, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.
Verina Gfader is an artist and researcher. She is a postdoctoral fellow at The Contemporary Condition, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Contributions by Victoria Browne, Rebecca Carson, William Forsythe, Claire Hsu, William Kentridge, Mochu, Monica Narula, Pallavi Paul, Lea Porsager, Gerald Raunig, Sif, Lantian Xie.

Graphic design: Dexter Sinister.

Published with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum, Denmark.
published in October 2019
English edition
12 x 19 cm (softcover)
96 pages (10 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-468-1
EAN : 9783956794681
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