Useless: New Writing in Art and Design. Royal College of Art.

Posted in art, critique, design, writing on July 17th, 2012
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Useless: New Writing in Art and Design. Royal College of Art.

Graduating students from the Royal College of Art’s new Critical Writing in Art and Design MA programme present their first collaborative publication — a collection of essays that work to deconstruct the idea of uselessness within a diverse range of ideas, projects, interviews and stories. These works, which provide a multitude of perspectives on the theme, form an object that spans topics across art, product design, architecture, literature, radio, information technology and more.

Contributors
Freire Barnes | Anna Bates | Jigna Chauhan | Nicola Churchward | John Dummett | Jeanette Farrell | Natalie Ferris | Clo’e Floirat | Elizabeth Glickfield | Charmian Griffin | Christina Manning-Lebek | Peter Maxwell | Dora Mentzel | David Morris | Jonathan P. Watts

Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Royal College of Art
Language: English
Product dimensions: 210 x 130 x 15 mm
Design: Pedro Cid Proença
Cover illustration: Fabienne Hess.

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Mousse # 34

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines on June 21st, 2012
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Index:
. An Image / Un’immagine: Notes Towards dOCUMENTA (13) by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
. About Brain: For When All That Was Read Was… so as Not to Be Unknown by Judith Barry
. Antoni Cumella, More Matter with Less Art by Chus Martínez
. Bactrian Princesses, Body Hands Open by Jan Verwoert
. Faivovich & Goldberg, Alreadymade by Alessandro Rabottini
. Karen Barad, Intra-actions by Adam Kleinman
. Documenta, Documenta Stationery by Julian Myers
. Hannah Ryggen, Art with a Purpose: Notes on Hannah Ryggen’s Tapestries by Maria Lind
. Lee Miller, Averting and Voiding: Lee Miller, Munich, April 1945 by Dieter Roelstraete
. Emily Jacir, Abandoned Property by Eva Scharrer
. Two Hundred Years of Mad Traveling by John Menick
. Breitenau, Breitenau – Long a Place of Imprisonment and Isolation by Gunnar richter
. Clemens Von Wedemeyer, The Site Creates Simultaneity by Bert Rebhandl
. Sanja Iveković, She – Me – We by Catherine Wood
. Dora García, The Work Is There by Anna Daneri
. Boris Groys and Franco Berardi Bifo, Art and the Social Sphere by Boris Groys and Franco Berardi Bifo
. Maurizio Lazzarato, We Are All Indebted by Jens Hoffmann
. Amy Balkin, Atmospheric Monument by Ana Teixeira Pinto
. Michael Hardt, Practices of Love by Jens Hoffmann
. Siege, Under Constant Surveillance by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Trevor Paglen, Laura Poitras
. Mario Garcia Torres,It by Juan Gaitán
. Francis Alÿs, From Collapse to Recovery by Francis Alÿs, Andrea Viliani, Ajmal Maiwandi
. When Is Now? by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martínez, Christoph Menke
. Lara Favaretto / Goshka Macuga, Momentary Monuments and Half-Truths by Andrea Viliani
. Afghan Films, To “Not Wait for the Archive”… by Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran, Faiza Ahmad Khan, Mariam Ghani
. Kader Attia, Repairing, Rebirthing by Koyo Kouoh
. Abraham Cruzvillegas, A Fortuitous Encounter with Color in the Street: Interview with Abraham Cruzvillega by Andrew Berardini
. Alexander Tarakhovsky, Epigenetic Reset by Hans Ulrich Obrist
. Anton Zeilinger, The Beauty of Quantum Mechanics by Chus Martínez
. Retreat, Communality and Retreat by Ute Meta Bauer and Kitty Scott
. Francesco Matarrese, On Withdrawal by Cesare Pietroiusti
. Khaled Hourani, Picasso in Palestine by Jack Persekian
. Wael Shawky In History: From Translation to Linguistic Analysi by Sarah Rifky
. Monologues of Remembrance by Yasmine El Rashidi

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Displayer #04.

Posted in art, critique, exhibitions, magazines, writing on May 11th, 2012
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Displayer #04

Published by Karlsruhe University Of Arts And Design

The production of publicity, and in a wider sense of a public, is among the key strategies of any exhibition. Publications play a crucial role here. By editing and publishing the magazine Displayer, students come to better understand central questions of exhibition design and curatorial practice, and can make contact with authors outside the school. Displayer is a continuation of students’ practical and theoretical work in a public, published form. Historic and contemporary exhibitions, guest lectures and seminar projects can here be investigated in greater depth, with seminar themes worked through in interviews and by re-editing texts for publication. Following the seminar’s intensive investigation and discussion, the final publication itself becomes a kind of exhibition space for ongoing questions and concerns.

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Mousse #33

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, writing on April 28th, 2012
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Mousse #33

Starring
by Antonio Scoccimarro
Morgan Fisher
The Rewards of Self-Repression
by Christopher Williams
Pedro Costa
The Need to Be Dehypnotized
by Andrea Lissoni
Talking About
This Should Have Been: The Eighties
by Dieter Roelstraete
Talking About
Learning Modalities
by Nova Benway, Johanna Burton, Jens Hoffmann, Dane Jensen, Leora Morinis, Sarah Robayo Sheridan
Freeman Dyson
Be Prepared for Surprises
by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Raphael Hefti
Push It to the Max
by Alexis Vaillant
Talking About
On Art, Language and Consecutive Matters
by Julian Myers
Robert Barry
What Is Essential Is Invisible to the Eye: A Few Words on the Work of Robert Barry
by Andrew Berardini
Amy Gerstler
Like Sea Anemones at High Tide…
by Catherine Taft
Chadwick Rantanen
Holding Patterns
by Jonathan Griffin
Toril Johannessen
A Personal History with Science
by Adnan Yildiz
Hugh Scott-Douglas
Exposed Surfaces
by Ruba Katrib
Agenda & Focus on Michael Dean and Gillian Wearing
Books
by Stefano Cernuschi
New York – Matt Hoyt
A Feast of Friends
by Cecilia Alemani
Los Angeles – Dawn Kasper
Crash Course in Being Present
by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Berlin – Klaus Weber & Judith Hopf
Messages in Bottles
London – Anthea Hamilton & Alice Channer
Full Frontal: Because We Can’t Think in Three Dimensions
Maryam Jafri
Between History and Geography
by Luigi Fassi
Talking About
Inner Wealth
by Ana Teixeira Pinto
Portfolio – Michael E. Smith
The (Re)Shape of Things: Michael E. Smith
by Dominic Molon
Alex Israel
L.A. Man
by Gigiotto Del Vecchio
Liam Gillick
Spaces of Critical Exchange
by Fionn Meade
Lawrence Alloway
The Open Critic and his Enemies: Alloway and Material Culture
by Ulrich Lehmann
Lucas Blalock
Techniques in Marriage
by Clara Meister
What Is Alternative? Alternative to What? – Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
Nevermind
by Nato Thompson

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C Magazine #113

Posted in art, critique, distribution, writing on March 29th, 2012
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C Magazine #113

Issue 113 includes features by Scott McLeod on the 8th Mercosul Biennial, Carol Zemel on Yael Bartana, Michelle Kasprzak on art and social media, Saelan Twerdy in conversation with Derek Sullivan, Chloé Roubert on the National September 11 Memorial, and Allison Collins and Eli Bornowsky on Pacific Standard Time. C113 also includes an artist project by CN Tower Liquidation and reviews of exhibitions by Diana Thorneycroft, Laurel Woodcock, Tonik Wojtyra, Raqs Media Collective and others.

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2HB vol.13

Posted in art, critique, distribution, writing on March 24th, 2012
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2HB vol.13

2HB is a journal published four times a year by the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Experimental and creative writing in contemporary art practice are central to the concerns of 2HB.

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New York: Directions, Points of interest. Massimo De Carlo. Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, critique, distribution, writing on March 1st, 2012
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New York: Directions, Points of interest. Massimo De Carlo. Mousse Publishing.

Trying to describe the contemporary art scene in New York is complicated, like trying to rigidly define a city that over the course of its history has embraced positions and interests that are often diametrically opposed. The exhibition “New York: Directions, Points of Interest” curated by Elena Tavecchia for Massimo De Carlo Gallery is a path that winds through a selection of eight of the most interesting artists on the NY scene, who have decided to pursue their research in this urban context.
The works in the show reflect an imaginary itinerary through the concrete grid and layers of a city that has been, and continues to be, one of the cultural reference points of the global stage. The catalogue published for the show contains texts by Elena Tavecchia and Alex Kitnick.

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Expothesis No2 – Waking Up From The Nightmare Of Participation. Expodium.

Posted in art, critique, distribution, writing on February 9th, 2012
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Expothesis No2 – Waking Up From The Nightmare Of Participation

Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation is an amalgam of thirty-seven contributions that constitute a true space of conflict, questioning, disproving, endorsing and taking further the critical participatory practice suggested in The Nightmare of Participation. It opens up a much wider field of discussion, including the question of the outsider, disciplinarity, democracy, political correctness, institutional critique and more. Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation is the epilogue to Miessen’s trilogy on participation.

edited by Nina Valerie Kolowratnik & Markus Miessen

D 20 €

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The first 3 years of Ludlow 38. Spector Books / Goethe-Institut

Posted in art, critique, distribution, writing on January 27th, 2012
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The first 3 years of Ludlow 38. Spector Books / Goethe-Institut

Ludlow 38 is the downtown satellite for contemporary art
of the Goethe-Institut New York.

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Pages #8: When Historical

Posted in art, critique, history, magazines, politics, writing on December 29th, 2011

Pages #8: When Historical

Pages is a bilingual -English and Farsi- magazine that aims to function as a platform for exchange, dialogues and projects: a place for collaboration between artists and writers from Iran and elsewhere. The magazine’s interest lies in the socio-political flows within spaces of urban and everyday life.

The diversity of contributions expand and even transgress the geographically bound subjects and subjectivities, as they often develop, return, change and interact with one another from one issue of Pages to the other. It emphasizes on localities and it is the intricacy and dissonances within local currents that give way to chains of meanings, relations, differences and exchange.

Pages is a project initiated by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi, both artists living in Rotterdam. However, activities regarding the magazine are organized from both Rotterdam and Tehran, platforms from which all communications and exchanges take shape and place.

In Issue #8:

What determines our place in history? If it is the past, there we also find the material support with which we reconstitute our historical place. Our relation to history remains retrospective, but also anticipatory.

Events begin with a break from history. But they soon are recaptured by it and fetishized as historical triumphs or failures. Still something remains of past events that, although conditioned by history, is irreducible to it: a surplus that finds way to our time, something out of time that forces us to actively anticipate a renewing in past events.

With contributions by:

- Dariush Moaven Doust / Machinic Life
- Alireza Rasoulinejad & Saleh Najafi / Minor/Major [conversation]
- Norman Klein / Imaginary Future and the Archive [interview]
- Gerald Raunig & Roberto Nigro / Molecular Revolution and Event
- Saleh Najafi / Hope Against Hope
- Sven Augustijnen / Coincidences of History: Reflections on E’mile Meurice’s ‘Sketch for a psychologial study of Leopold II’
- Jalil Ziapour, Houshang Irani, Gholam Hossein Gharib / Excerpt from Khoroos Jangi magazine, 1949-50
- Performance in Iran [conversation] with Neda Razavipour, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Shahab Fotouhi, Bavand Behpour, Amir Mobed and Mahmoud Bakhshi

128 Pages
English / Farsi
Graphic Design by LUST

D €10

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