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Publicerad: 2014-11-24

Progress and Hygiene

NYHET Magnus Wallin, gästlärare på Konsthögskolan vid Umeå universitet, medverkar i utställningen Progress and Hygiene på Zacheta National Gallery of Art i Warszawa, Polen.

"The concept of progress as development, a process of betterment, a transition from a lower to a higher stage was one of the guiding principles of the French Encyclopédistes, the thinkers of the Enlightenment and 19th century positivists.

It was also an element in the founding myth of modernity – the building of a new, better world. The faith in progress that was characteristic for the past century was expressed both in artistic manifestos and in new tendencies: such as Futurism, Constructivism, Suprematism and Neo-plasticism."

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Redaktör: Per Melander