Comfort Reclaiming Place in a Virtual World

Comfort accompanies an exhibition of work by eight of today’s most engaging international artists: Franz Ackermann, Peter Land, Sarah Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Gregor Schneider and Andrea Zittel. Through a variety of media and styles ranging from painting, photography and video to installation, furniture design and architecture, this crop of young artists from around the world offers a range of possibilities for making sense of the often impersonal and increasingly fragmented terrain of the postmodern world. The artists documented here all concern themselves with the difficult project of cognitive mapping–the individual and social attempt to face up to an increasingly complex and seemingly unknowable reality. In addition to a critical essay by architecture historian Michael Sorkin–addressing the ever-changing physicality of the contemporary world and its impact on the human psyche–Comfort also features responses by each artist to the question of what the concept of comfort means to them.

Text: Sorkin Michael. cm 16,5×24; pp. 80; COL and BW; hardcover. Publisher: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2001.

ISBN: 9781880353189 | 1880353180
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Comfort accompanies an exhibition of work by eight of today’s most engaging international artists: Franz Ackermann, Peter Land, Sarah Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Gregor Schneider and Andrea Zittel. Through a variety of media and styles ranging from painting, photography and video to installation, furniture design and architecture, this crop of young artists from around the world offers a range of possibilities for making sense of the often impersonal and increasingly fragmented terrain of the postmodern world. The artists documented here all concern themselves with the difficult project of cognitive mapping–the individual and social attempt to face up to an increasingly complex and seemingly unknowable reality. In addition to a critical essay by architecture historian Michael Sorkin–addressing the ever-changing physicality of the contemporary world and its impact on the human psyche–Comfort also features responses by each artist to the question of what the concept of comfort means to them.

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