DOX – Centre for Contemporaty Art
The World State´s motto: COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY – Aldous Huxley
The Brave New World Ltd. exhibition project is based on a comparison of social models as described by Aldous Huxley, George Orwell and Ray Bradbury in their famous dystopic visions of the future, with the current social situation, especially the area of social control, consumerism, and the media. The primary aim of the authors of the books Brave New World (1932), 1984 (1949) a 451° Fahrenheit (1953) was to galvanize readers and point out possible future threats. The exhibition shows where their predictions were wrong, and where current reality has exceeded their dark visions many times over. The work of contemporary artists working regularly with subject matter related to social monitoring, the consumer society, and the media world has the same warning message, but alas refers to a future that has already arrived.