Personal Structures: Introduction


Personal Structures is a project aiming at introducing in writing, pictures and in exhibitions, a number of international artists whom we believe, for all their individuality, to have much in common concerning their intentions.


The observation that even in the most distant corners of the world and independent of one another, closely related artistic problems are being worked on, led to the idea of bringing several of these artists together. With this undertaking, the goal was to start communication with and among the artists, and to offer them a forum.



Personal Structures is not an artist group, at least not in the sense of an artist group within the classical modern movement. Generally, such artists adhered to a binding program, and were often or­ganized in an association with certain membership rules. The ideological definition of art, professions to a certain art, manifestos and diatribes were the expression of an avant-garde consciousness, which was directly tied in with the notion of a linear history of progress in art. This teleological idea of history has long since been questioned and proven untenable for doing justice to an increasingly complex pluralistic world with its diverse artistic attitudes. Thus, Personal Structures is not a group, but may rather be compared to an open forum, where different individuals meet and communicate. 


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