Postmodernity 1967-1992

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2023

“What a challenge, to design a world that reflects the postmodern condition. It’s easy to say what it is not – not Corb, not Mies, not rational, neither machine nor city for living. But maybe it’s a condition that, like a city, manifests all the competing phenomena of modern life. It’s quirky, it’s blousy, it ambles, takes you down wormholes and relishes contradictions. It capitalises on everyone’s ability to synthesise the physical and the audible, the crass and the considered. So, I’ve loosely based the design of the show on the city itself, and fitted it inside the gallery – with roads, skylines, facades and giant billboards. Riffing on the narrative of the exhibition, our spaces construct a journey through ideas, through time and through the many outer orbits that Postmodernism has ventured towards.”


Pedro Almodóvar, Archizoom, Azzedine Alaïa, Ant Farm, J. G. Ballard, Dieter Bankert, Donald Barthelme, Roland Barthes, Martine Bedin, Heinz Bienefeld, Ricardo Bofill, Neville Brody, Trisha Brown, Judith Butler, David Byrne, Cesare Casati, Citroën, Lucinda Childs, Nigel Coates, Combahee River Collective, Comme des Garçons, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Michele De Lucchi, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Devo, Peter Eisenman, Bret Easton Ellis, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Achim Felz, Paul Feyerabend, Michel Foucault, Francis Fukuyama, Jean Paul Gaultier, Frank Gehry, General Idea, Jean-Paul Goude, Michael Graves, Félix Guattari, Donna Haraway, David Harvey, Hipgnosis, David Hockney, Hans Hollein, Jenny Holzer, Haruomi Hosono, Haus-Rucker-Co, Arata Isozaki, Fredric Jameson, Charles Jencks, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Philip Johnson, Grace Jones, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Rem Koolhaas, Leonard Koren, Kraftwerk, Kengo Kuma, Karl Lagerfeld, Louise Lawler, David Lynch, Michael Mann, Martin Margiela, Javier Mariscal, Gordon Matta-Clark, Marshall McLuhan, Richard Meier, Alessandro Mendini, Memphis, Issey Miyake, Claude Montana, Charles Moore, Franco Moschino, Makoto Nakamura, Brian O'Doherty, Nam June Paik, Van Dyke Parks, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Gustav Peichl, D. A. Pennebaker, Gaetano Pesce, Renzo Piano, Walter Pichler, Emanuele Ponzio, Paolo Portoghesi, Sally Potter, Paco Rabanne, Yvonne Rainer, Godfrey Reggio, Kevin Roche, Werner Rösler, Aldo Rossi, Ed Ruscha, Edward Said, Ridley Scott, Denise Scott Brown, Cindy Sherman, Peter Shire, Borek Šípek, SITE, Thomas Gordon Smith, Ettore Sottsass, Gayatri Spivak, Linder Sterling, James Stirling, Studio 65, Sturtevant, Shin Takamatsu, Matteo Thun-Hohenstein, Stanley Tigerman, Masanori Umeda, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Roger Vadim, Robert Venturi, Gianni Versace, Madelon Vriesendorp, Andy Warhol, Vivienne Westwood, James Wines, Robert Wyatt, Kansai Yamamoto, Harumi Yamaguchi, Yellow Magic Orchestra

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