from 24.02.2018 to 25.03.2018

Human revolt

To mark its fifty-year anniversary, the Institut für moderne Kunst is being hosted by Neues Museum Nuremberg. On 19 November 2016, not long after the last presidential elections in the United States, the rapper Kanye West suffered a rebellious epiphany. On his gigantomaniac Saint Pablo Tour, he launched into a confused tirade, wavering between paranoia and emotional chaos: “Feelings matter, bro! ... It’s a new world, Hillary!” Not long after, the show was broken off and West went into psychiatric care. It was not until 13 December 2016 that the popstar showed himself in public again, this time at a meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower.

The system seems to be corrupt, the alternatives broken. It was Albert Camus who wrote in 1951 that rebellion "lures the individual from his solitude”, facilitating a shared reality – at least that was the idea. Kanye West, too, lays claim to the position of the rebel. Today, however, each individual mounts their struggle alone. There no longer seem to be any credible images for shared action – no visions and no projects. The rebels of today sweep us into filter bubbles that exist side by side.

Aleen Solari, Andrzej Steinbach, Felix Thiele and Steffen Zillig work mainly with found material, photographs and videos. In their exhibition, they search for what remains of the future: science-fiction.


A cooperation of Neues Museum and Institut für moderne Kunst.