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Americans in Athens

This article offers a critical account of socially-engaged works by United States artists at documenta in Athens, Greece, in 2017. Focusing on William Pope.L’s Whispering Campaign and Rick Lowe’s Victoria Square Project, this article examines the status of Greek history for works by international artists and the challenges of transplanting long-running artistic strategies to new locations. It argues that social practices face the same challenges of translation as artworks in other media, and that social practice is, ultimately, site specific. Continue reading

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Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts im Schaulager Basel

Die Videoarbeit Mr. Rogers (2013) empfängt die BesucherInnen schon vor dem Eingang der Retrospektive Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts an der Fassade des Schaulagers. Aus der Sicht des 1941 geborenen Künstlers gedreht, zeigt das Video in Nahaufnahme wie Nauman in jeder … Continue reading

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Nuclear (in)securities

On the 3rd of January 2018, the President of the United States of America tweeted in reply to the threats made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “…I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger … Continue reading

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Im Überfluss die Orientierung finden

Zur Eröffnung der ersten Einzelausstellung von Laura Hinrichsmeyer (*1986, Sindelfingen) mit dem Titel Kennen Sie diese Frau [sic] im Wiener Artist Run Space Gärtnergasse grillten die Künstlerin und ihr Kollege Philipp Grünewald Hühnerherzen in einem schmalen, hochformatigen Metallofen im Garten.1 … Continue reading

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Cut the cords

Mute existence, uncommunicable and exempt from any possibility of equality or commensurability (lacking any considerable middle ground with the social body) – an impossible proposition to uphold. It is an existence embedded only with a private sense, a sort of … Continue reading

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