Bret Easton Ellis

In his monthly column, Dean Kissick examines the culture of a collapsing society.

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It’s difficult to say what Tobias Madison actually does. The Swiss artist shuttles between refusal and participation, withdrawal and exposure, community spirit and calculated outsourcing. In doing so, he works his way along the edges of found formats: the work, the exhibition, as well as the figure of the “young” artist.

 Paul Kneale Still from  SEO and Co , 2014 Digital video, 30 min., looped From left to right: Oscar Khan, Harry Burke, Nina Cristante  

Paul Kneale
Still from SEO and Co, 2014
Digital video, 30 min., looped
From left to right: Oscar Khan, Harry Burke, Nina Cristante

 

“Generation Wuss” only wants to be liked, is incapable of dealing with criticism, and takes everything too seriously – this was the gist of a recent piece by Bret Easton Ellis in Vanity Fair. Responding to this no-holds-barred attack on today‘s twenty-somethings, the writer Harry Burke comes to his generation’s defence.