Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (Swiss, both b. 1979) work collaboratively in photography, video and installation. Their work responds with humor and wit to various traditions of modernism: rational architecture, documentary photography and transcendent abstraction. By pecking at such “constructions,” the artists reveal a more whimsical, ironic and subjective modernism—a modernism that has at once visibly failed yet also shows signs of vigorous renewal.
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