It was a long day. You deserve some rest. Slide through those pictures. See you tomorrow and thank you!
Modern life is rubbish. Or is it? Being modern seems to have gone out of fashion and a notion emptied of all significance, merely a shallow reference to worn-out avantgarde attitudes or to design objects from the past which nowadays have become stale classics.
What could it mean today to be modern, after the concept of modernism and its dark dialectic of enlightenment have been thoroughly discredited and its successors of postmodernism and post-postmodernism as well as various retro movements have also run its course? Or have we never been modern – yet?
This Year’s Speakers
Menschen des 21. Jahrhunderts.
Photostudio August Sander
Stephan Porombka did set up a mobile photo studio for the time of the conference to continue and extend his documentary project "People of the 21st Century." He takes pictures of the participants of the conference and combines them with August Sander's images from "People of the 20th Century." The photos taken will be displayed here developed in real time. Everyone present is invited to pay Porombka a brief visit in his studio to be transformed by him into one of the people of the 21st century.
Have a look at the growing gallery here