- Hatje Cantz
- Contemporary Art
Postcapital Archive (1989-2001)
Technologies To The People
Edited by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, texts by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Iván de la Nuez, Valentín Roma, graphic design by Nieves Berenguer Ros, Mario Berenguer Ros
2011. 344 pp., 523 ills.
18.00 x 24.70 cm
| A political art project in the form of a multimedia installation, open database, and interactive laboratory
The project Postcapital Archive 1989–2001 by Spanish artist Daniel García Andújar centers on the profound changes that have occurred around the world on social, political, economic, and cultural levels. Key issues are the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. Here, Andújar examines developments after the collapse of the Wall not from the aspect of postcommunism, but postcapitalism. He is concerned with the question of how “Western” societies have changed without their former counterpart, communism, and what kinds of new walls were built through global politics after 1989 and 2001. The foundation of the project is a digital archive containing over 2,500 files the artist has gathered from the Internet over the course of the past decade.