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 Still from Matt Hilvers,  Decadance , 2009–2019, colour, sound 10 single channel videos, c. 1–5:35 min. each

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“After two centuries, it takes considerable effort to imagine a world without museums and their attendant economy of small- and medium-scale art institutions, galleries, and project spaces. The now vast literature on museum studies and exhibition histories has placed the development of art institutions within narratives of modernity, positing the museum as the producer of a new social subject for the modern bourgeois nation-state in Europe and its colonies. For her  first group proposal at the Munich Kunstverein, ‘Not Working – Artist production and matters of class’, director Maurin Dietrich draws attention to the institution as precisely this – ‘a place for the formation of “a society of taste”’ – and puts its own archive in conversation with conditions of artistic labour today.”

“NOT WORKING – ARTISTIC PRODUCTION AND MATTERS OF CLASS” 
KUNSTVEREIN MÜNCHEN 
12 SEP – 22 NOV 2020

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