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?
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This Year’s Speakers

Jörg-Uwe Albig

Philipp Blom

Melanie Bühler

Timo Daum

Jutta Ditfurth

Rafael Horzon

Louis Klein

Katja Kullmann

Eckhart Nickel

Maik Novotny

Stephan Porombka

Eva Rapp-Frick

Benedikt Sarreiter

Geza Schön

Emily Segal

Timotheus Vermeulen

Barbara Vinken

Raul Zelik

 

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.
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June 16 2017

Wrapping up day 1

It was a long day. You deserve some rest. Slide through those pictures. See you tomorrow and thank you!

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Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
Photo: Thomas Müller
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Photo: Thomas Müller
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Photo: Thomas Müller
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Photo: Thomas Müller
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