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  • Sturtevant

    MUSEUMᴹᴹᴷ FÜR MODERNE KUNST

    Repeat after me: Erase and rewind.

    That’s Sturtevant, the short version.

    A longer version—on view at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, brilliantly curated by MMK director Udo Kittelmann and curator Mario Kramer—managed not to be a retrospective (Sturtevant’s got zero tolerance for retro spectacles) or a historical show prioritizing her foundational work from 1965 to 1974. Instead, what could be seen (for the first time?) was the deep continuity of four decades of her thinking—its action, its power and beauty—given space (the entire museum, from which even the permanent collection was removed) and

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