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Sturm auf den Winterpalast: Geschichte als Theater

23.09.2017 – 25.10.2017

Gessnerallee Zürich
Gessnerallee 8
8001 Zürich

Pluriversum – Ausstellung zum Werk von Alexander Kluge

15.09.2017 – 07.01.2018

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen

Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm

19.09.2017 – 19.01.2018

Nomas Foundation
Viale Somalia 33
01199 Rom

Straub/Huillet: Sagen Sie's den Steinen

13.09.2017 – 19.11.2017

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin

Buchvernissage: Performance Chronik Basel (1987–2006)

13.11.2017, 18:00

Kunsthaus KuLe
Auguststrasse 10
10117 Berlin

»Der zerklüftete Augenblick«:

02.11.2017, 09:00

Dresdener Str. 118
10999 Berlin

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Ann Cotten

The last philosopher. The zen-queen.

– In what way are you a communist – since we need to define this: someone who is convinced that a totally different form of organization of communal life would be good for the human race, –


– Isn’t that equally true of monarchists and leaders of sects?


– ...with a focus on justice.


– but the people should behave differently, right?


– They should be totally different.


– Are you not simply a misanthropist?




– No, because there are people that I like, very much even. And I understand all the less why most people feel compelled to be so nasty.


– Most people don’t seem to be quite as bothered by this as you are.


– Oh really? In my perception, most people are pretty bothered by anything that is different than themselves. That is why we need rules that define how to behave toward people we can’t stand.


– You have just been suffering in a...

Mama Say Make I Dey Go, She Dey My Back
Mama Say Make I Dey Go, She Dey My Back

Jelili Atiku, Damian Christinger

Venice, Lagos, and the Spaces in between

Wandering down the Riva S. Biasio I gaze at the superyachts, thronged at the quay, and the African street vendors selling cheap knock-off handbags: poor immigrants trying to make a living contrasted with the absurdly wealthy visiting one of the great gatherings of the globalized art world. This image has become a sort of a cliché, especially during the last edition of the Biennale di Venezia, curated by Okwui Enwezor, with its emphasis on art from the global South and...
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Ist das Drama k.o.? Ist das Theater k.o.?

Alexander García Düttmann

Ist das Drama k.o.? Ist das Theater k.o.?

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“Poetry must be made by all. Not by one.”
“Poetry must be made  by all. Not by one.”

Mário Gomes

The Poetics of Architecture

Around thirty kilometers north of Valparaíso, the interdisciplinary open-air laboratory and event campus of the architectural institute of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso extends along the Pacific coast: the “open city,” Ciudas Abierta, where architecture has been practiced for forty-five years now according to a basic postulate that is as simple as it is conceptual and abstract: the aim is to understand architecture as a variety of poetics; to think of both space and technical practice from the point of...
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Diane Williams

How about some string?

I said “Would you like a rope? You know that haul you have is not secured properly.”
“No,” he said, “but I see you have string!”
“If this comes into motion—” I said, “you should use a rope.”
“Any poison ivy on that? ” he asked me, and I told him my rope had been in the barn peacefully for years.
He took a length of it to the bedside table. He had no concept for what wood could endure.
“Table must have broken when I lashed it onto the truck,” he said.
And, when he was moving the sewing machine, he let the cast iron wheels—bang, bang on the stair.
I had settled down to pack up the flamingo cookie jar, the cutlery, and the cookware, but stopped briefly, for how many times do you catch sudden sight of something heartfelt?
I saw our milk cows in their slow...

A coffin to bury the statues of the ­ancestors
A coffin to bury the  statues of the ­ancestors

Clémentine Deliss

The Repatriation of the White Cube

I was initially slightly sceptical of the ramifications and undertones of Renzo Martens’ project in central Congo. But as I found out on a recent visit to Lusanga in DRC, it is precisely the complexity and radical ambiguity of the enterprise that provides it with both artistic as well as socio-economic and political relevance. The work operates across several registers, each with its own context and syntax, be it within farming or art. What really convinces me is the equity...
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Ute Holl

Dream, Clouds, Off, Exile

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Marcus Quent

Ohne Halt

Die Allgegenwart der Kritik, ihre Dominanz in Gestalt von Themen, in Gestalt von Verhaltensweisen und Bekenntnissen, ist ein erstes Anzeichen für die Abwesenheit kritischen Denkens.

In akademischen Kreisen dominiert gegenwärtig eine regelrechte Inventarisierung und Archivierung der Kritik, eine fleißige Verwaltung des kritischen Hausrats. Hier begegnet man allerlei Relevanzprüfern und Erbschaftsverwaltern, die das Brauchbare vom Unbrauchbaren trennen und die Familienzugehörigkeiten überwachen. Kritik erstarrt, weil sie in ihren Händen oft nicht mehr ist, als der beliebige Gegenstand eines enzyklopädischen Interesses. Dieses leidenschaftslose Interesse, das von keinem Impuls geleitet, von keinem Affekt getrieben wird, kennt nichts Liebens- oder Hassenswertes. Auf der anderen Seite drängen sich vermeintliche Gegenspieler in den Vordergrund, die meinen, die Kritik als ein rein evaluatives und optimierendes Unternehmen entlarven zu können. Hier sind es nicht Aktualitätsbescheiniger und Treuhandwächter, mit denen man es zu tun bekommt, sondern juvenile Rebellen und halbstarke Aufschneider. Sie verkünden mit antiakademischen Volten, die doch mitten in der...

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»The camera is my »exosomatic extension‹.«
»The camera is my »exosomatic extension‹.«

Gertrud Koch, Michael Lüthy, ...

A Walk With Allan Sekula Through His Exhibition

Gertrud Koch: We would like to start by discussing the different narrative forms you have chosen for the titles of your series, like »story«, »fable« or »tale«: how would you differentiate between stories and fables, and what autobiographical narratives are involved here? Is it a kind of metanarrative, is it a composing of different narrative moments?
   Allan Sekula: Very often my titling a particular work has an idiomatic logic: Fish Story has a vernacular resonance, particularly in American English where a...
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Claire Denis

Fragility is the only thing I really know about me

I am not a very balanced person. I am fragile and sad – almost as described in Triste Tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss. I feel both those adjectives, I grew up with them. I was aware of my fragility even when I was very young – a baby, learning to walk, living somewhere in Africa and already feeling that the number of white persons was very small compared to the number of black persons and also noticing that most of the black persons that I met were gardeners or maids. I felt – I am sure I am not lying – even at that very young age, not a sense of injustice, but a sort of guilt.

Guilt for what? My parents were nice people, they treated everyone well. My father was avidly learning languages, he spoke many African languages and also Pidgin English very well and he used to speak it...

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