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Reprototypes, Triangulations and Road Tests

Reprototypes, Triangulations and Road Tests

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There is still life left in modernist designs. Turner Prize winner Simon Starling and Danish collective Superflex have created seven seminal works, called reprotypes, that reactivate actual modernist inventions, collapsing them as unstable complexes around pertinent themes and ideologies. These new works pierce through layers of time and history and revisit long held certainties, they propose a new strategy for siting the contemporary in the modern, resuscitating objects and innovations out of obsolescence, testing their contemporary vitality and thus disrupting the self-sufficiency of the modernist canon. Accompanying an exhibition at the Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna, the publication includes contributions from Robin Mackay, Esther da Costa Meyer, Daniela Zyman, and Mirjam Schaub, among others.