Fundamentalisms of the New Order
Texts by Charlotte Brandt, Bülent Diken and Carsten Bagge Lausten, Lars Bang Larsen, Jean-Charles Massera, Toni Negri, Cristina Ricupero, Judith Schwarzbart, Sabine Strasser
Conceived as a textbook with images rather than an exhibition catalogue, the book reflects on the diversity of fundamentalisms, a phenomenon that is not confined to particular cultures or modes of thought, and its intention is to explore the concept in its many forms and multiple origins. Why have we, in recent years, seen such a resurgence of fundamentalisms – religious, political, cultural, economic? What are the fundamentalisms at work in our own culture? What happened to the idea of the Welfare State – a “positive fundamentalism”? In an era of rapid change, what positive fundamental values can we identify with or even insist on? These were some of the questions posed by the exhibition and elaborated in the present catalogue. It contains a selection of essays and interviews with the artists in the show, as well as a documentation of the events and panel discussions held at the Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen.
Co-produced by NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art.