KW Institute for Contemporary Art

KW69 #3 Cold Society by Judith Hopf

20 Jan - 20 Feb 2011

Artist: Kerstin Cmelka
With works by: Henrik Olesen, Ruairiadh O’Connell, Inge Morath/Saul Steinberg, Lena Henke, Julian Göthe, Martin Ebner/Florian Zeyfang

Morally speaking, the “cold society” is not a good or a bad society. It can run like clockwork, because it ritually confirms the familiar and remains true to it. So the question is not “what real results the cold societies achieve”, but “what permanent intention directs them; because the image they have of themselves are an essential part of their reality.” (Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind)

Tags: Julian Göthe, Lena Henke, Judith Hopf, Inge Morath, Henrik Olesen, Saul Steinberg