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NEW CURRENTS

Modern Citizens

Artists from Berlin, New York and Yogyakarta highlight aspects of consumerisum, commercialism and our increasing dependence on technology

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Timur Si-Qin

BERLIN

Premier Machinic Funerary: Part One, 2014, trade booth display, vitrine, 3D print and video, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Société, Berlin. 

At the 2014 Taipei Biennial, visitors were welcomed to a futuristic trade-show display: three backlit, metal-framed modules are each covered with sleek graphics that, when viewed together, form an outline of the Earth. Two banners, displaying the product campaign title “Peace,” alongside a black-and-white yin-yang logo, stand

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