THE YOUTH OF TODAY
A SURVEY OF HOW ARTISTS SEE PRESENT-DAY YOUTH SCENARIOS
7 April – 25 June 2006

SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT www.schirn.de

fig.: ALEX TENNIGKEIT YOU’RE LOOKING GOOD IN THAT GUCCI BIKINI, 2004 Mixed media on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm. Courtesy M. Schiessl, Berlin

What follows from the autonomy of the sexes and the destruction of traditional role models? What happens if there is no generation conflict, and the thirty-somethings use the same codes as the teens and twens? Same music, language, clothes? New social contexts grow in communities and urban spaces. And the youth generation works on a re-constitution of the (sexual, socio-cultural, urban) subject.

The exhibition presents 160 works of 50 international artists who outline the influences of youth culture on society’s aesthetic and political realms. next>>>