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  • Anna-Sophie Berger, Drunk or Dead?, 2016, paper, pencil, wine bottle, olive oil, whiskey, balsamic vinegar, canned beans, apricot jam, marzipan figurine, concrete hand, iron weights, salt, 13 × 90 1/2 × 47 1/4". Photo: Klaus Pichler.

    Anna-Sophie Berger

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    The digital age has caused a peculiar problem: Out of an excess of images, information, and memories, one has to select and preserve what seems valuable. The exhibition “Anna-Sophie Berger: Places to fight and to make up,” can be understood as a formal analysis of the specific subjectivity that is confronted with this task. Indeed, while any set of subjective choices, and, hence, the subjectivity applied in the sorting-through of digital content, remains necessarily invisible and cannot be exhibited, Berger shows that it can be traced through various differences of semantic connotations. Thus

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