CHRIS FREMANTLE

Fail better | e-flux

Posted in Failure by chrisfremantle on March 12, 2013

Fail better at the Hamburger Kunsthalle (not a case of What art have I seen?)

“Try again / fail again / fail better,” is an inspirational quote by the Irish writer Samuel Beckett. During his visit to Germany around 75 years ago, Beckett made a number of extended visits to the Hamburger Kunsthalle, and now—in keeping with his famous motto—the Kunsthalle is presenting a diverse selection of films and videos on the theme of failure. In works dating from the 1960s to the present day, internationally acclaimed artists explore this complex phenomenon, highlighting not only the playful, amusing and surprising aspects of failure but also its mournful and tragic dimensions.

read on at e-flux…

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