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6. May 2015

Art Good, Market Evil? Isabelle Graw on False Polarities and Economic Subtexts

Lately, people have taken to complaining about the expansion of the art market and its allegedly devastating effects on art itself. Offering their diagnoses of the crisis, art’s would-be saviors invariably adopt a self-righteous tone – as though they, personally, are exempt from the market developments they so deplore. The reality, however, is more complicated than what such polarizing rhetoric suggests...

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16. April 2015

Mathieu Malouf on Kim Gordon's "Girl in a Band"

Rock memoirs all tend to have the same plot: heroes begin with dreams of making it as rock stars, get a taste of the big time, go through hell, OD more than once, and eventually find balance, get into yoga or martial arts, become thankful parents, and move to the suburbs. Most are trashy, tabloidistic accounts of tragic excess in a misogynistic, lawless, dying industry where the only moral barometer ...

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March 2015

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Issue No. 97
March 2015

Exile and marginality, network availability, mass- versus subcultural identities, privilege, opting (versus dropping) out – these are elements this issue takes on. The fading of bohemia’s appeal is no doubt linked in part to a growing preference for the web’s promise of total-connectivity. Though could another factor be at work here too: an underlying sense that perhaps the real displacement and disenfranchisement after which romantic notions of “bohemia” were later formed may again be a very real threat?

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24. March 2015

Elvia Wilk on Max Schmidtlein at Gillmeier Rech, Berlin

As founder and owner of the dm drugstore chain, German entrepreneur Götz Werner has become a notable national public figure for his social and political ideals. With concepts rooted in Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophic spiritualism, he promotes creative freedom, equal opportunity, and a balanced relationship between physical and spiritual wellness. ...

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5. March 2015

Kannibalistisches Kunstkino. Sulgi Lie über die Filme von Susan Sontag

Dass die amerikanische Theoretikerin und Essayistin Susan Sontag auch selbst Spiel- und Dokumentarfilme gedreht hat, ist wenig bekannt. Ohne Zweifel lohnt sich ein kritischer Blick auf dieses filmische Oeuvre, das kürzlich im Berliner Arsenal-Kino zu sehen war. Aber hält es ihm auch stand? Der auch in Sontags Essays bisweilen durchscheinenden schwärmerischen Bewunderung scheinen die Filme kaum zu entkommen, schreibt Sulgi Lie. Ein Text über filmischen Kannibalismus. ...

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Artists' Editions

Avery Singer, „Untitled (Study)“, 2014/2015

26. February 2015
Issue No. 11

Gefühlte Paprika- Die politische Subjektivität der Boheme

(By Diedrich Diederichsen)

Als Vorschau auf unsere kommende Märzausgabe zum Thema Bohème/Bohemia: Diedrich Diederichsen schreibt in Ausgabe 11, September 1993 über die damals neu entstehenden bohemistischen Szenen in Köln; über Gegenkultur, Szenenpolitik und Style als Waffe.

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29. January 2015

Melissa Canbaz über Gerry Bibby bei Silberkuppe, Berlin

Der zweigeteilte Raum der Galerie Silberkuppe erscheint wie der Betriebsbereich hinter einer Bühne. Wie ein nichtöffentliches Setting – privat und authentisch, ganz ohne theatralischen Schein und vor allem ohne Akteure. Sogleich richtet sich der Blick auch bei den beiden Arbeiten im Eingangsbereich auf das wenn nicht Privat-Verborgene, so ...

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18. December 2014
Issue No. 96

ALL 47 LIKES ARE MINE David Rimanelli on Richard Prince at Gagosian Gallery, New York

Perhaps no show this fall was as despised as Richard Prince’s “New Portraits” at Gagosian, New York. Of course, a presentation that elicits such a response is only to be expected of this particular American artist, and no less so given that he based this series on Instagram posts that he had commented on and liked. Written off by many as flat-footedly exploitative, a pat Warholian gag, this work only further proves the vacuity, some say, of the famed ...

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