art berlin contemporary. 17-20 September 2015 Peres Projects, Karl-Marx-Allee 82, 10243 Berlin Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien CFA Berlin Kunsthalle Zürich Galerie Neu Berlin the map for contemporary art in Berlin museum für gegenwartskunst - kunstmuseum basel Galerie Buchholz Köln Berlin
24. August 2015

Dispersion und Montage Ein Gespräch zwischen Harun Farocki, Georges Didi-Huberman und Ludger Schwarte im Schaulager Basel, 2008

Vor einem Jahr starb völlig überraschend der Regisseur und Autor Harun Farocki. Seine Arbeit war nicht nur eine der wichtigsten Positionen im Kino, der Filmkritik und Filmtheorie, sondern auch im Feld der zeitgenössischen Kunst. In Erinnerung an Harun Farocki publizieren wir hier eine bislang unveröffentlichte Diskussion, die dieser im Jahr 2008 in Basel mit dem Kunsthistoriker Georges Didi-Huberman und dem Philosophen Ludger Schwarte führte. ...

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21. August 2015
Issue No. 98

Social Life

(By Hannah Black)

Via issue #98, Texte zur Kunst has attempted to think through media not just in terms of devices, but also the gestural and social techniques that we develop and modify in tandem. But what is this tacit log of so many digital profiles while, in the streets, actual bodies are physically profiled, locked up, controlled, disappeared, slain? Here, writer and artist Hannah Black reflects on the violences and freedoms that their intersection, at present, generates and accords.

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June 2015

Current Issue

Issue No. 98
June 2015
„Media“

Going beyond discussions of post-Net production in the digital realm, this issue invites in the ghost of Friedrich Kittler to address “media” via the nexus of its fraught theoretical legacy – ’90s techno-determinism versus the biopolitical forces of capital in the social field. What if, rather than writing a social history of media, we thought through media to read our social sphere? The fallout is recombined here as a framework for engaging, and perhaps upending, contemporary relations of body, class, and power and the devices and cultural techniques by which they are bound.

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15. July 2015
Issue No. 6

"Documenta als anachronistisches Ritual"

(By Stefan Germer)

„Man muß heutzutage niemand mehr zensieren, um ihn auszuschalten: es reicht, wenn man ihn nach Kassel einlädt.“ Stefan Germer fand 1992 scharfe Worte für die Documenta, die dieses Jahr ihr 60jähriges Bestehen feiert. Im vorliegenden Text aus Texte zur Kunst Nr. 6, hier erstmals online verfügbar, geht Germer den legitimatorischen Nöten der Kasseler Großausstellung nach. ...

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8. July 2015

Jack Gross on Ed Lehan at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Channeling a critique as old as modernism, Ed Lehan, in his recent exhibition "Return to Problem," reframes, for a post-millennial audience, the banality of contemporary lived experience. As writer Jack Gross discusses, Lehan does so with only a few spare elements, including, not least, the sociality of his viewers. ...

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Artists' Editions

Olaf Nicolai, „Bumerang (Still #1–121)“, 2015

21. May 2015

Not in Proper Terms Annika Bender über Helena Huneke in der Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg

Die Ausstellung zu Helena Huneke funktioniert nicht. Alles ist kaputt, oder vorbei. Ich muss vorweg schicken, dass ich die Lüneburger Retrospektive als Zuspätgekommene besuche. 2005 kam ich nach Hamburg, da verließ Huneke die Stadt gerade Richtung Berlin. Ihrem Werk, wie es vor ihrem Tod erschien, kann ich überhaupt nicht gerecht werden. Und es war ein anderes Werk zu Lebzeiten, keine Frage. ...

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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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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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