Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art

Lars Nittve’s “Trans/Mission. Art in Intercultural Limbo” proceeds from concerns he formulated in 1987 as curator of “Implosion—A Postmodern Perspective” at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The thesis he states as a condition for new directions in art assumes the complete leveling and homogenization of art (and everything else to the extent that it is subject to commodity dictates) by the mass media and the culture industry. The media-presentation of art-as-information has increasingly obliterated traditional cultural distinctions linked to time and place. The significance of cultural centers has disintegrated to the degree that they no longer possess a privilege on information. Potentially present everywhere is a post-Modern consciousness that assimilates historical and cultural differences only in the form of information, i.e., as manipulable material at our disposal.

If such an implosion

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