nineties

LES ANNEES DIX ?

THE NINETIES HAVEN’T HAPPENED YET !

Extract from an article of Wolfang Tillmans on Purple Prose #6

The problem with youth-culture and the media today is. that young people are given the impression that they actually are doing something. when in fact they are only needed as participants in a staged marketing event. Take for example MTV’s environmental and political messages. all they are is feel-good messages which leave the viewer with a comforting feeling of “something is being done about the shit in the world”. The same goes for the style-magazines interest in “real issues"and the change in taste and fashion. Have the much talked about nineties really happened or did we just believe they happened?