»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...
  • Fiktion
  • Erinnerung
  • Fotografie
  • Ausstellung
  • Allan Sekula
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Sturm auf den Winterpalast: Geschichte als Theater

23.09.2017 – 25.10.2017

Gessnerallee Zürich
Gessnerallee 8
8001 Zürich

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

Dauerausstellung »Gesichtsüberwachungsschnecken« von Yves Netzhammer

05.09.2017 – 05.09.2018

U-Bahn-Station Altes Landgut (U1)
1100 Wien



One plus one equals other
One plus one equals other

Dieter Mersch

Epistemologies of Aesthetics

We  identified ‘showing’—rather than ‘saying’—as the primary self-manifestation of the aesthetic. By ‘showing’ and ‘manifestation’ we do not mean expression, but exhibition and exposition. Wherever works work only with aisthēta and relevance is drawn from perceptions or things and their materiality—from every nuance of coloring, from the way in which objects are framed or combined, from the position of a detail, from the interval between two notes and their microtonal succession or arrhythmic placement, from any hesitation of physical feeling,...
  • Epistemologie
  • Künstlerische Forschung
  • Denkt Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Diskursanalyse
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Richard Ingersoll

A door that is opened and closed at the same time

The recourse to irony may seem singularly inappropriate to the field of architecture if by architecture one ascribes Durand’s “the art of the necessary.” Building as structure, material, and social program would seem to be the most direct and irony-free cultural phenomenon: structure and materials have a legal responsibility to function properly; and shelter is a basic human imperative. In this sense there is incontrovertible quiddity in the weight, expense, and purpose of architecture. But if one asks, along with Nikolaus Pevsner, if utilitarian structures such as the bicycle shed qualify as architecture, one is forced to recognize that architecture belongs to a discourse that goes far beyond the phenomenal acts of shelter and construction because it is circumscribed by texts and subject to interpretation. With the recognition of the textuality of architecture, the question of irony, a quintessential result of interpretation, becomes a significant effect of architecture, if not...

  • Illusionismus
  • Postmoderne
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Frank Gehry
  • Ironie
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Oliver Feltham

The time of theater and the time of the polis

Theater as a live art has a peculiarly complicated relation to time, and to the present, especially because sometimes it proves to be a mimetic art, and sometimes not. Not only is it a matter of the temporality of the theater itself, and then of the time of the play, and of the performance but it is also – and this since the original Greek dispensation of theater – a question of the time of the city, of the polis, of the community, if such a thing exists. 

The object of this paper is theater as the production of contemporaneity, a temporal phenomenon which also turns out to be corporeal and political. The material consists of two theatrical performances; one by Dario Fo, titled La Fame dello Zanni (The Servant’s Hunger) and performed in what appears to be a university lecture hall in 1977 for RAI Due, Italian state television, and the...

  • Kunstkritik
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  • Kunst
  • Dichtung
  • Ästhetik