٠ We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art ٠

© Marnicq Roebben and Stefan Voicu, A letter to Baldessari, from the series We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art © Marnicq Roebben and Stefan Voicu, #01 Loading the archive onto the USB, from the series We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art © Marnicq Roebben and Stefan Voicu, #02 Stefan, eating the USB, from the series We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art © Marnicq Roebben and Stefan Voicu, #03 Stefan has pooped out the USB into a container, from the series We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art © Marnicq Roebben and Stefan Voicu, … Continue reading ٠ We Will Not Make Any More Conceptual Art ٠

┐ Yanai Toister – Toward a Brief Manifesto on Photography └

© Yanai Toister, Bouy (From Register of Facts), 2004, C-print, 156/120 cm © Yanai Toister, Untitled (from Straits), 2002, C-print, 80/100 cm © Yanai Toister, Untitled (from Straits), 2002, C-print, 65/80 cm “In order to formulate a binding stand with regard to the photographs in the exhibition, one must first acknowledge that the word “photography” today refers to a very broad spectrum of rather loosely connected practices. Any attempt to define photography as a differentiated, independent ontological category can no longer rely on the Barthean scheme of “that-has-been” or “that-has-been-there” with regard to the photograph; it must refer to photography … Continue reading ┐ Yanai Toister – Toward a Brief Manifesto on Photography └

┐ If the erect penis is not ‘wholesome’ enough to go into museums it should not be considered ‘wholesome’ enough to go into women └

© Robert Mapplethorpe, portrait of Louise Bourgeois, 1982 “Nearly a decade later, Fillette would figure prominently in a photographic portrait of Bourgeois by Robert Mapplethorpe. The portrait, in which the (then-) seventy-year-old artist smiles mischievously for the camera while carrying the sculpture in the crook of her arm, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art as the frontispiece to its catalogue for Bourgeois’s 1982-83 retrospective. What MoMA printed in its catalogue, however, was a tightly cropped detail of the portrait focusing on Bourgeois’s face. Fillette was excised from the image altogether.14 By placing Mapplethorpe ‘s 1982 photograph (and its … Continue reading ┐ If the erect penis is not ‘wholesome’ enough to go into museums it should not be considered ‘wholesome’ enough to go into women └

┐ roots & fruits #10 – Cláudio Ferreira └

© Cláudio Ferreira, all Untitled, from the series Space Project nº 1 – Galaxies, 2012 “And yet, the absence of the subject does not have to be interpreted as a deficiency. Quite the opposite, it could indicate a new quality in the revolution, in a henceforth molecular revolution, and the primacy of multiplicity within it. When the subject is missing, it has not just gone amiss, as a gap (still) gaping and begging to get closed. In view of the composition of the molecular revolution there is no need for unification, or for the representation of a unified (class) subject … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #10 – Cláudio Ferreira └

┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

On the night of October 15th, as I was leaving the demonstration, a guy shouted at me. As I looked back he asked me if I spoke english, I nodded, he grabbed a paper bag and gave me a book. He turned, walked away and cut the corner just in time for me to thank him. I opened the book and this was it!!! Thank you Alexander! “In the beginning of 1999 we published a little book called What to do? 54 Technologies of Resistance Against Power Relations in Late-Capitalism (in Vienna, and before that in Moscow.) This book is … Continue reading ┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

┐ We Won’t Fly For Art └

The insights of American anarchist ecologist Murray Bookchin into environmental crisis hinge on a social conception of ecology that problematises the role of domination in culture. His ideas are becoming increasingly relevant to those working with digital technologies in the post-industrial information age, as big business daily develops new tools and techniques to exploit our sociality across high-speed networks (digital and physical). According to Bookchin, our fragile ecological state is bound up with a social pathology. Hierarchical systems and class relationships so thoroughly permeate contemporary human society that the idea of dominating each other and the environment (in order to … Continue reading ┐ We Won’t Fly For Art └