Issue 2/2013

Unrest of Form

It seemed for a time as if new, unrelated forms of protest were perpetually springing into being in a simply inexhaustible series, dispersed all over the world. However, more recently it has looked as if the “old system” - or an equally authoritarian order now taking shape in this debate on more equitable living conditions - would ultimately continue to hold sway. This poses a series of highly charged new questions for people in the world of the arts and culture who are keen to express solidarity with this kind of protest movement. How can the art of today foster resistance against economic structures in which it participates itself nolens volens? Hasn’t all the potential of everything “difficult” and non-conformist long been annihilated behind the facades of spaces conceived as areas of freedom? Isn’t the project of a political aesthetic t... » read more


Net section

New Vision: A Retrospective View
On the phenomenon of the “New Aesthetic”
Franz Thalmair

Post-New Aesthetic?
On the symposium and exhibition “The Rules” at Frankfurt’s NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts
Martin Conrads

The infra-quark universe
A project by filmmaker Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson on a science-fiction-script by Félix Guattari
Rahma Khazam

Spray can politics
Egyptians and Syrians discover graffiti as a means of public commentary
Mona Sarkis

Die Methode Fowler (II)
Christian Höller

Cinema in a Crematorium?
On the Forum Expanded exhibition Waves vs. Particles at this year’s Berlinale
Vera Tollmann


Unrest of Form

Project Proposal #6: Display, Shape as Form (Come the Fuck in or Fuck the Fuck off)
Johannes Porsch

Roundtable on the Relations of Theater, Performance and Visual Arts
Georg Schöllhammer, Keti Chukhrov, Hannah Hurtzig, Chris Kondek, Carola Dertnig, Stefanie Carp, Iris Dressler

The Anthropology of Performing
Keti Chukhrov

Das Unangemessene
Dora Garcia

The living room: Hospitality and plasticity
Catherine Malabou

A Watermark: Capitol Complex
Tris Vonna-Michell

Powers of Resistance: Ideology and Affect
A Interview with Brian Massumi
Yubraj Aryal

An Understanding of Forms, not Formlessness
Süreyyya Evren

„Free Popular Avantgarde“
Nicolas Siepen

Judith Nika Pfeifer



Geschlossene Gesellschaft.
Elske Rosenfeld

Josef Dabernig
Susanne Neuburger

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Ines Kleesattel

Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Christian Kravagna

Anna Jermolaewa
Andrey Parshikov

Aufstieg und Fall der Apartheid: Fotografie und Bürokratie des täglichen Lebens
Dietrich Heißenbüttel

Materializing „Six Years“: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
Julia Moritz

New Impressions of Raymond Roussel
Monika Vykoukal

Iris Andraschek
Christa Benzer

Rosa Arbeit auf goldener Straße
Carola Platzek

Yvonne Volkart

Ragnar Kjartansson
Yvonne Volkart



Isabell Lorey:
Die Regierung der Prekären
Gislind Nabakowski

Jens Kastner, Isabell Lorey, Gerald Raunig, Tom Waibel:
Occupy! Die aktuellen Kämpfe um die Besetzung des Politischen
Gislind Nabakowski

Rike Frank (Hg.):
Constanze Ruhm – Coming Attractions
Yuki Higashino

Heike Munder/Ulf Wuggenig (Hg.):
Das Kunstfeld. Eine Studie über Akteure und Institutionen der zeitgenössischen Kunst
Jens Kastner

T. J. Demos:
Return to the Postcolony. Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art
Katrin Mundt

Antonio Altarriba/Kim:
Die Kunst zu fliegen
Martin Reiterer