The eternal return of modernisms
The force of a false common sense indicates that contemporary artists are mainly concerned with current issues. In fact, etymologically "contemporary" means "on a par in time", that is, in the very time that one inhabits. However, there is a considerable number of artists who insist on rethinking modernism through the prism of their practices. Whether it is considered an unfinished project or an exhausted paradigm, the story of modernity – its drifts, its fissures, its reformulations and questionings⎼ continues to function for multiple artists as a source from which they drink, as an archive to which they turn to review and question its canon, to activate its references, to reconsider both its humanist and utopian dimension and its colonial and authoritarian bias.
For the Solo Dúo Project at PINTA PARC, artists will be selected who, from the indefinite poetic space of contemporary art, revise the paradigm of modernity, paying attention to its lights and shadows, throwing questions at its resonant echoes, still today.