MODERN NOW at Setareh / Berlin


Florian Baudrexel, Alyssa De Luccia, Boris Eldagsen, Max Frisinger, William Grob, Aniana Heras, Joa Herrenknecht, Stelios Karamanolis, Mykilos, Laura Straßer, Nicolenevan der Walt

October 28 – December 16, 2023

Schöneberger Ufer 71, 10785 

MODERN NOW is an exhibition which looks at Modernist tendencies in the practice of artists working in Berlin today. Always dialectical, art builds off the accomplishments of the past to realize reflections on the present. This presentation of diverse positions will focus this historical lens on production happening today, and dive into how the formalist methods of early Modernist artists (fauvist colourization, analytical cubism, the uncanny potential of montage, etc.) are harnessed to picture modern life today. Within this Modernist vernacular are also artists who express their ideas in practical design, having established studios which create for architected interiors. Integrating these artists projects into a single environment, the exhibition moves beyond hierarchies of art and design to posit the importance of fine art and objects as encountered in our everyday. Celebrating the aspirational principles of the Modern and its potential for social enrichment, the project brings forth meaningful and complex works which extend this legacy into our contemporary time.