At a time in which such terms and “good taste“ or “bad taste“ have become all but exchangeable, it can be the staging or presentation of a consumer good or work of art that determines how desirable something is. What seems to matter most is expensive taste. Today, more than ever before, this is what serves to achieve socioeconomic differentiation. Unlike during the founding years of first museums in Germany, “taste” no longer serves the aesthetic education of the middle classes but has rather evolved into a category of manipulated preferences. The exhibition broaches this issue primarily by means of contemporary positions.
A catalogue featuring texts by Johan Holten, Hendrik Bündge and Dirk Teuber , as well as numerous images, was published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 152 pages, (German / English) on the occasion of the first exhibition curated by Johan Holten.
This is the first catalogue published under the direction of Johan Holten. With texts by Johan Holten, Hendrik Bündge and Dirk Teuber, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 152 pages, German / English with numerous illustrations.
Published on the occasion of ›On Taste‹