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Untitled / O.T., 2009, Tempera, Wood, 30 x 42 cm

Johanna Kandl
And then, finally, Capitalism went out of Fashion …

But if there is such a thing as a sense of
reality—and no one will doubt that it has its
raison d’étre—then there must be something that one can call a sense of possibility.
Robert Musil: The Man without Qualities

Your “order” is built on sand. Tomorrow the
revolution will already “raise itself with a rattle” and announce with fanfare, to your terror:
I was, I am, I will be!
Rosa Luxemburg

“And then, finally, capitalism went out of fashion” we find jotted down casually, almost as a personal observation, underneath a painting of a swimming scene. It shows an older couple sitting by the shore of a small lake with him wearing shirt and trousers and her getting dressed—the end of a day spent swimming.

Wasn’t the weather perfect when the Berlin Wall was built, as was the summer of 1914?

On the day of the storming of the Bastille
French king Louis XVI noted in his diary,
“Rien” (nothing).