Yesterday Will Be Better

Taking Memory into the Future

In recent years, the theme of memory in the sense of ‘mnemonics’‚ has been the subject of many discourses and projects. “Yesterday Will Be Better – Mit der Erinnerung in die Zukunft” tackles interfaces between past and future that have heretofore scarcely been addressed. The starting point for this project is a contradiction: George Brecht’s impossible prediction that “Yesterday Will Be Better”, borrowed as the title for this catalogue, distorts the old platitude that “everything was better in the old days” into the paradox that “yesterday will be better”. This catalogue presents the works of renowned international artists combined with profound short texts and is designed as an open field for a current debate with memory as an interface between the past, the present and the future. Essays by well-known authors also focus on exciting aspects that enable new access to the topic.
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Yesterday Will Be Better

April 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-409-3

23,00 × 28,00 cm

228 pages

95 colored and 18 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Madeleine Schuppli Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau

Text by
Alfred M. Fischer, Claudia Jolles, Felicity Lunn, Philippe Pirotte, Madeleine Schuppli, Raimar Stange, Marianne Wagner, Harald Welzer und Rein Wolfs

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Yesterday Will Be Better, 21 August to 7 November 2010, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau.