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Statement:
Exhibition by Klaus Mettig. Guayasamín gallery, Obrapía Nr. 111 between Oficios and Meraderes, Old Havana. November 2017
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Mettig's images are stills of societies that move permanently in the capitalist currents that flow through them. In these built-up areas, disturbances are normal and coherence becomes an expression of a lack of flexibility. None of the images is perfect, and it is precisely this aspect that makes them prototypical for the divided documentation of globalization. This is because the one photograph is no longer practicable in the hectic wave of turbo-capitalism. (...) However, all images become obsolete at the moment they are recorded, because everything in life continues to hasten, they are in their symbolic transience of life in ephemeral capitalism, under which today is already the yesterday of tomorrow.